jumper cables
noun plural Date: circa 1926 a pair of electrical cables with alligator clips used to make a connection for jump-starting a vehicle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • jumper cables — n. a pair of long, thick, insulated electrical wires with large, clamplike terminals: used to start a motor vehicle s engine by connecting its dead battery to a live battery * * * …   Universalium

  • jumper cables — jumper .cables n [plural] AmE thick wires used to connect the batteries of two cars in order to start the car that has lost power …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jumper cables — jumper ,cables noun plural AMERICAN wires that you use to start a car by connecting it to the motor of another car …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jumper cables — n. a pair of long, thick, insulated electrical wires with large, clamplike terminals: used to start a motor vehicle s engine by connecting its dead battery to a live battery …   English World dictionary

  • jumper cables — noun plural : a pair of heavy duty electrical cables with alligator clips used to make a connection for jump starting a vehicle called also booster cables * * * jumper cables plural noun (N American) Jump leads • • • Main Entry: ↑jump * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jumper cables — N PLURAL Jumper cables are the same as jump leads. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • jumper cables — Cables used to start a disabled vehicle by conducting electrical current from the battery of one vehicle to another so that the disabled vehicle can be started and begin to generate it own power. The British term is jump leads …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • jumper cables — noun (plural) AmE jump leads …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • jumper cables — UK / US noun [plural] American jump leads …   English dictionary

  • jumper cable — noun a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads • Syn: ↑jumper lead, ↑lead, ↑booster cable • Hypernyms: ↑jumper, ↑wire, ↑conducting wire …   Useful english dictionary

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