AskDefine | Define jumper

Dictionary Definition



1 an athlete who competes at jumping
2 an athlete who bounds or leaps (as in basketball) [syn: bounder, leaper]
3 a small connector used to make temporary electrical connections
4 a loose jacket or blouse worn by workmen
5 a sleeveless dress resembling an apron; worn over other clothing [syn: pinafore, pinny]
6 a player releases the basketball at the high point of a jump [syn: jump shot]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Someone or something that jumps
  2. A woolen sweater or pullover.
  3. A short length of electrical conductor, to make a temporary connection.
  4. A removable connecting pin on an electronic circuit board.


someone or something that jumps
  • Finnish: hyppääjä
woolen sweater or pullover
short length of electrical conductor
removable connecting pin (electronics)

Extensive Definition

Jumper may refer to:


Media and entertainment

Religious groups

  • A member of the Welsh Methodist Revival
  • A faction of the Molokan religious sect

Other meanings

jumper in Spanish: Jumper
jumper in German: Jumper (Begriffsklärung)
jumper in French: Jumper
jumper in Dutch: Jumper
jumper in Japanese: ジャンパー
jumper in Norwegian: Jumper
jumper in Polish: Jumper
jumper in Russian: Джемпер (значения)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

amateur athlete, archer, athlete, baby clothes, baby linen, ballplayer, baseballer, baseman, batter, battery, blocking back, bowman, broad jumper, bucking bronco, buckjumper, catcher, center, coach, competitor, creepers, cricketer, deep-sea diver, defensive lineman, diver, end, flea, footballer, free diver, frog, frogman, games-player, gamester, gazelle, goat, grasshopper, guard, high jumper, hopper, hurdle racer, hurdler, infielder, jackrabbit, jock, jumpers, jumping bean, jumping jack, kangaroo, layette, leaper, lineman, offensive lineman, outfield, outfielder, parachute jumper, pearl diver, player, plunger, pole vaulter, poloist, professional athlete, pugilist, quarterback, racer, rompers, salmon, scuba diver, skater, skin diver, sky diver, snorkel diver, sport, sportsman, stag, sunfisher, swaddle, swaddling clothes, tackle, tailback, timber topper, toxophilite, vaulter, wingback, wrestler
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