Main definitions of jumper in English

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jumper1

noun

  • 1North American A collarless sleeveless dress, typically worn over a blouse.

    • ‘He combed her chestnut hair - Paula's natural color - and dressed her in a yellow cotton jumper.’
    • ‘She wore a tattered denim jumper and a white shirt that matched the spotted peeling wallpaper, and she knew nothing of wealth.’
    • ‘She dressed in a simple denim jumper and a new straw cowboy hat with red cowboy boots.’
    • ‘I am in a red jumper, white blouse and tights and black Mary Janes with a small scuff on the left toe.’
    • ‘The plump and harried mother, dressed in a denim jumper, drives a battered Econo-Van with numerous dents.’
  • 2British A sweater.

    • ‘The Chancellor, dressed in a red jumper with a white shirt and black trousers, hugged and kissed his son but refused to answer questions.’
    • ‘He wore a dark blue jumper with four or five horizontal pale blue stripes across the front and tracksuit pants.’
    • ‘She is trim, exquisitely turned out in cream slacks and jumper and looks radiant.’
    • ‘Hulme wore a blue striped jumper and Maguire wore a black fleece and white T-shirt for the brief hearing.’
    • ‘He is described as aged 19 to 20, with cropped dark hair and was wearing a grey coloured jumper.’
    • ‘Instead of the trademark woolly jumper, baggy cords and pipe, Adams arrived in a sharp blue blazer, beige slacks, shirt and tie.’
    • ‘Mr Capper was wearing a green polo shirt, black jumper, blue jeans and black training shoes.’
    • ‘She's fully dressed in a red turtleneck jumper and a knee-length black skirt.’
    • ‘The sweaters are delightful, who doesn't like a V-neck jumper?’
    • ‘Put on another jumper, and wait for an hour or so.’
    • ‘Many of the male models modelling knitwear were wearing strong coloured jumpers with nasty white or beige pleated trousers.’
    • ‘The suspect is described as white, aged 18, 5ft 8ins, of large build, wearing a grey hooded jumper.’
    • ‘Dressed in black jumpers, skirts and boots, groups of teenage girls linked arms as they headed towards the church.’
    • ‘The other was around 5ft 6ins and had on a dark hooded jumper.’
    • ‘Then another onlooker walked up, dressed in a blue jumper and jeans.’
    • ‘One of the men was white, of stocky build, aged between 25 and 30, wearing a thick white and black jumper.’
    • ‘He has an occasional stutter and was believed to have been wearing dark green trousers with pockets on the side and a dark green v-neck jumper.’
    • ‘Forensic experts are still examining a decomposed jumper and blouse which the teenager was wearing when she was found.’
    • ‘I grabbed my jumper and my little backpack, then hustled them out the door.’
    • ‘He had black shaven hair and wore a dark plain jumper.’
  • 3historical A loose outer jacket worn by sailors.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in jumper (sense 2 of the noun)): probably from dialect jump ‘short coat’, perhaps from Scots jupe ‘a man's (later also a woman's) loose jacket or tunic’, via Old French from Arabic jubba. Compare with jibba.

Pronunciation

jumper

/ˈdʒəmpər//ˈjəmpər/

Main definitions of jumper in English

: jumper1jumper2

jumper2

noun

  • 1A person or animal that jumps.

    • ‘Many years ago there lived in a certain village a wealthy farmer who had the best of land and some great race horses and jumpers.’
    • ‘Military qualified jumpers holding military free-fall qualifications are also eligible to compete.’
    • ‘He tells us that the horse is a natural jumper.’
    • ‘Though it looks like they aren't moving very fast, the jumpers head toward the earth at almost 22 feet per second.’
    • ‘Newberry finally succumbed to another big hit, Alex Mason replacing him and leaving BJ Fowler as the line-out jumper.’
    • ‘The jumpers ' lines became dangerously tangled, anchoring the men back-to-back.’
    • ‘He has never been a flashy horse or a spectacular jumper but he is efficient and extremely powerful, which is what will be required tomorrow.’
    • ‘Much like jumpers and racehorses, farriers pay a price for doing what they love.’
    • ‘Accordingly these two jumpers would be the latest addition to the Olympic athletic pool mostly consisting of runners.’
    • ‘Poggio is a better jumper, but his dressage is not as good.’
    • ‘We now love jumping and he's an amazing jumper, galloping and hacking.’
    • ‘Advanced jumpers use thin, aerodynamic ropes for fast rotation.’
    • ‘But what does it say about a league where players who have not had enough years to develop the basic skill of a jumper are playing key roles in The Finals?’
    • ‘At 10,000 feet, only the colorful fabric of their chutes keep jumpers visible against the panoramic landscape.’
    • ‘One thing is that, against Australia, their lineout jumpers will be much heavier than the Japanese.’
    • ‘Victory in that Grade One contest meant his beloved horse became the first jumper in Britain and Ireland to win more than £1m in prize money.’
    • ‘Is the flea the greatest jumper in the animal world, or a skittering frog one of the hot contenders for the swimming title?’
    • ‘The players who surround the jumpers also play a key role in who wins possession.’
    • ‘This horse was unlucky not to win a bumper but he loves this fast ground and he has always been a good jumper.’
    • ‘We got suited up, had some instructions from our jumpers, and headed out to the two propeller plane that takes everyone up.’
    1. 1.1Basketball
      another term for jump shot
  • 2A short wire used to complete an electric circuit or bypass a break in a circuit.

    • ‘I rechecked all the connections and jumpers, memory placement, everything.’
    • ‘It is software-configurable with no jumpers, and a 12V control switch is provided for flash memory programming.’
    • ‘I read it wrong and placed the jumper wire in the E and F leads.’
    • ‘Any problems with the coaxial cable, connectors, jumpers, or the antenna will show up as an abnormality on the display.’
    • ‘Connected to two of them are circuit-making jumpers.’
  • 3Nautical
    A rope made fast to keep a yard or mast from jumping.

  • 4A heavy chisel-ended steel bar for drilling blast holes.

Pronunciation

jumper

/ˈdʒəmpər//ˈjəmpər/