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Each of a pair of thick electric cables fitted with clips at either end, used for starting a vehicle by connecting its dead battery to the battery of another vehicle.
- ‘Check that your car has safety equipment such as a first aid kit, flashlight, jumper cables, etc.’
- ‘I went to my father's trusty red truck and pulled out the jumper cables and got to work.’
- ‘I placed a flashlight, fire extinguisher, flares, jumper cables, and a small first aid kit in my trunk.’
- ‘You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.’
- ‘These include a spare tire, jack, chains (that fit), jumper cables, road flares, some repair tools, and an ice scraper.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.