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jump spark

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noun Electricity.
  1. spark1(def 2).
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Origin of jump spark

First recorded in 1905–10
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Historical Examples

  • It has a float-feed carburetor, mechanical oiler, and the ignition system is the jump-spark—the best for this style of motor.

    Tom Swift and his Motor-boat

    Victor Appleton