Meaning of jumper cable in English:

jumper cable



North American
  • Each of a pair of thick electric cables fitted with clips at either end, used for starting a vehicle by connecting its dead battery to the battery of another vehicle; a jump lead.

    ‘I went to my father's trusty red truck and pulled out the jumper cables and got to work.’
    • ‘These include a spare tire, jack, chains (that fit), jumper cables, road flares, some repair tools, and an ice scraper.’
    • ‘Check that your car has safety equipment such as a first aid kit, flashlight, jumper cables, etc.’
    • ‘I placed a flashlight, fire extinguisher, flares, jumper cables, and a small first aid kit in my trunk.’
    • ‘Bradley used jumper cables to help her restart her car.’