Definition 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.

    British term 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.’


jumper cable

/ˈjəmpər ˈkābəl/ /ˈdʒəmpər ˈkeɪbəl/