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jolly jumper

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noun Nautical.
  1. any light sail set above a skysail; flying kite.
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Origin of jolly jumper

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for jolly jumper

Jolly Jumper

  1. trademark Canadian a type of fixed sprung baby harness in which an infant may be placed and allowed to bounce up and down for exercise
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