Bounty jumper
jumper jump"er (j[u^]mp"[~e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, jumps. [1913 Webster]

2. A long drilling tool used by masons and quarrymen. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) The larva of the cheese fly. See {Cheese fly}, under {Cheese}. [1913 Webster]

5. (Eccl.) A name applied in the 18th century to certain Calvinistic Methodists in Wales whose worship was characterized by violent convulsions. [1913 Webster]

6. (Horology) spring to impel the star wheel, also a pawl to lock fast a wheel, in a repeating timepiece. [1913 Webster]

{Baby jumper}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Bounty jumper}. See under {Bounty}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Bounty jumper — Bounty Boun ty, n.; pl. {Bounties}. [OE. bounte goodness, kindness, F. bont[ e], fr. L. bonitas, fr. bonus good, for older duonus; cf. Skr. duvas honor, respect.] [1913 Webster] 1. Goodness, kindness; virtue; worth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Nature… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bounty jumper — ☆ bounty jumper n. in the U.S. Civil War, a man who accepted the cash bounty offered for enlisting and then deserted * * * …   Universalium

  • bounty jumper — ☆ bounty jumper n. in the U.S. Civil War, a man who accepted the cash bounty offered for enlisting and then deserted …   English World dictionary

  • bounty jumper — noun : one who during the Civil War enlisted in the United States service to get a bounty and then deserted * * * bounty jumper, U.S. a person who enlisted as a soldier during the Civil War for the sake of the bounty offered and then deserted …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bounty jumper — Bounty jumpers were men that enlisted in the Union army during the American Civil War only to collect a bounty and then leave. The draft of 1863 allowed individuals to pay a bounty to someone else to fight in their place rather than be drafted.… …   Wikipedia

  • jumper — jump er (j[u^]mp [ e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, jumps. [1913 Webster] 2. A long drilling tool used by masons and quarrymen. [1913 Webster] 3. A rude kind of sleigh; usually, a simple box on runners which are in one piece with the poles… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bounty — Boun ty, n.; pl. {Bounties}. [OE. bounte goodness, kindness, F. bont[ e], fr. L. bonitas, fr. bonus good, for older duonus; cf. Skr. duvas honor, respect.] [1913 Webster] 1. Goodness, kindness; virtue; worth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Nature set in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Baby jumper — jumper jump er (j[u^]mp [ e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, jumps. [1913 Webster] 2. A long drilling tool used by masons and quarrymen. [1913 Webster] 3. A rude kind of sleigh; usually, a simple box on runners which are in one piece with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Queen Anne's bounty — Bounty Boun ty, n.; pl. {Bounties}. [OE. bounte goodness, kindness, F. bont[ e], fr. L. bonitas, fr. bonus good, for older duonus; cf. Skr. duvas honor, respect.] [1913 Webster] 1. Goodness, kindness; virtue; worth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Nature… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bounties — Bounty Boun ty, n.; pl. {Bounties}. [OE. bounte goodness, kindness, F. bont[ e], fr. L. bonitas, fr. bonus good, for older duonus; cf. Skr. duvas honor, respect.] [1913 Webster] 1. Goodness, kindness; virtue; worth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Nature… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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