Meaning of jumper lead in English:

jumper lead


  • Each of a pair of thick electric cables used for recharging the battery in a motor vehicle by connecting it to the battery in another; a jump lead.

    ‘he helped us with the jumper leads when we had a flat battery’
    • ‘I got their agreement to take me to the station down the road to borrow a jumper lead.’
    • ‘My son borrowed my jumper leads and forgot to return them.’
    • ‘Once inside the yard the offenders removed a CD player, as well as jumper leads and various tools.’
    • ‘We were parked at the wharf, waiting for the AA guy to come and put jumper leads to the flat battery.’
    • ‘Follow these instructions when attaching the jumper leads to the uncharged battery.’