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jumper - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'jumper' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Jumper [ n.]
- One who, or that which, jumps.
- A long drilling tool used by masons and quarrymen.
- A rude kind of sleigh; -- usually, a simple box on runners which are in one piece with the poles that form the thills.
- The larva of the cheese fly. See Cheese fly, under Cheese.
- A name applied in the 18th century to certain Calvinistic Methodists in Wales whose worship was characterized by violent convulsions.
- spring to impel the star wheel, also a pawl to lock fast a wheel, in a repeating timepiece.
- A loose upper garment
- A sort of blouse worn by workmen over their ordinary dress to protect it.
- A fur garment worn in Arctic journeys.

Meaning of 'jumper' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . jumper [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a person who jumps
Example in sentence:
  • as the jumper neared the ground he lost control;
  • the jumper's parachute opened
Meaning (2):
- an athlete who competes at jumping
Example in sentence:
  • he is one hell of a jumper