Jumper ( noun , verb )

(As a noun)

Jumper ( noun )

  1. A person or animal that jumps.
  2. A thick woollen pullover worn by men, especially in the past.
  3. An electrician who makes connections between wires in a switchboard.

Origin:

Late 16th century (denoting a person who jumps): from jump + -er. sense of "warm upper garment" is first recorded in the early 19th century.

Examples:

  1. The athlete was a great jumper, able to clear the bar with ease.
  2. He had on a thick fisherman's jumper to keep him warm.
  3. He was a skilled jumper, able to make connections between wires in a switchboard with ease.
  4. The jumper was so heavy that he was sweating by the time he reached the top of the hill.
  5. The jumper was made of a thick woolen fabric that kept him warm.

(As a verb)

Jumper ( verb )

  1. A person or animal that jumps.
  2. A thick woollen pullover worn by men, especially in the past.
  3. An electrician who makes connections between wires in a switchboard.

Origin:

Late 16th century (denoting a person who jumps): from jump + -er. sense of "warm upper garment" is first recorded in the early 19th century.

Examples:

  1. The athlete was a great jumper, able to clear the bar with ease.
  2. He had on a thick fisherman's jumper to keep him warm.
  3. He was a skilled jumper, able to make connections between wires in a switchboard with ease.
  4. The jumper was so heavy that he was sweating by the time he reached the top of the hill.
  5. The jumper was made of a thick woolen fabric that kept him warm.
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