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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jumper  \Jump"er\,  n.  [See  1st  {Jump}.] 
  A  loose  upper  garment;  as: 
  a  A  sort  of  blouse  worn  by  workmen  over  their  ordinary 
  dress  to  protect  it 
  b  A  fur  garment  worn  in  Arctic  journeys. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jumper  \Jump"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  jumps. 
 
  2.  A  long  drilling  tool  used  by  masons  and  quarrymen. 
 
  3.  A  rude  kind  of  sleigh;  --  usually,  a  simple  box  on  runners 
  which  are  in  one  piece  with  the  poles  that  form  the 
  thills.  [U.S.]  --J.  F.  Cooper. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  larva  of  the  cheese  fly.  See  {Cheese  fly}, 
  under  {Cheese}. 
 
  5.  (Eccl.)  A  name  applied  in  the  18th  century  to  certain 
  Calvinistic  Methodists  in  Wales  whose  worship  was 
  characterized  by  violent  convulsions. 
 
  6.  (Horology)  spring  to  impel  the  star  wheel,  also  a  pawl  to 
  lock  fast  a  wheel,  in  a  repeating  timepiece. 
 
  {Baby  jumper}.  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  {Bounty  jumper}.  See  under  {Bounty}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jumper  \Jump"er\,  n. 
  A  thing  that  jumps;  esp.,  any  of  various  tools  or  other 
  contrivances  operating  with  a  jumping  motion;  as  (Mining, 
  Quarrying,  etc.),  an  instrument  for  boring  holes  in  rocks  by 
  percussion  without  hammering,  consisting  of  a  bar  of  iron 
  with  a  chisel-edged  steel  tip  at  one  or  both  ends  operated 
  by  striking  it  against  the  rock,  turning  it  slightly  with 
  each  blow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jumper 
  n  1:  an  athlete  who  competes  at  jumping 
  2:  a  small  connector  used  to  make  temporary  electrical 
  connections 
  3:  a  loose  jacket  or  blouse  worn  by  workmen 
  4:  a  sleeveless  apronlike  dress;  worn  over  other  clothing  [syn: 
  {pinafore},  {pinny}] 
  5:  a  player  releases  the  basketball  at  the  high  point  of  a  jump 
  [syn:  {jump  shot}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  jumper 
 
    A  removable  wire  or  small  plug  whose  presence  or 
  absence  is  used  to  determine  some  aspect  of  hardware 
  configuration. 
 
  (1995-03-14) 
 
 




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