Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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JUMPER, n. Sc. usages:

1. One of the long wooden arms of a fulling-mill which rise and fall in beating the cloth. Bnff. 1880 J. F. S. Gordon Chron. Keith 68:
Meddling with the sluices and setting all the “jumpers” agoing.

2. The large marble aimed at in the game of Ringie (Fif. 1959).

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