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jump band

noun phrase

A band playing fast and heavily accented swing music: A ''jump band'' is a big and powerful jazz band (1930s+ Jive talk)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • "The jump band is founded on the basic of the Moebius strip," one student E was saying heatedly.

    Eight Keys to Eden Mark Irvin Clifton
  • Now, as rapidly as Louie, Frank set up the pattern of the jump band.

    Eight Keys to Eden Mark Irvin Clifton
  • A jump band didn't last more than an instant, and no ship captain would risk his license by using the E frequency, anyway.

    Eight Keys to Eden Mark Irvin Clifton
  • Some fool ship captain has probably messed up communications by inserting a jump band of his own.

    Eight Keys to Eden Mark Irvin Clifton

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