noun, plural jum·bos.
- a forestaysail having a boom (jumbo boom) along its foot, used especially on schooners.
- a sail used in place of a course on a square-rigged ship, having the form of an isosceles triangle set apex downward.
- a narrow triangular sail set point downward in place of a foresail on a topsail schooner.
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Example sentences from the Web for jumbo
As the driver bios appeared on the jumbo screen, I flashed a toothy grin after noticing that two of them were women.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They're always trying to upsell you on that jumbo popcorn bucket at the movies.‘Catching Fire’ Review: Bigger, More Polished, and Just Another Popcorn Flick|Kevin Fallon|November 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This was appropriate because just like her jumbo soda, her twenty minute speech was filled with empty calories.
On a jumbo screen at his election headquarters in Tampa was a huge sign screaming, “46 States to Go.”
The likely delivery method for the electronic elements of this attack would be an unmanned aerial vehicle the size of a jumbo jet.Israel's Secret Iran Attack Plan: Electronic Warfare|Eli Lake|November 16, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Later in the morning we heard from Jumbo, who had returned from Noreuil, the full history of the weary trek in the blizzard.A Company of Tanks|W. H. L. Watson
Rob was roughly jerked to his feet and then, for the first time, became aware of Jumbo.
Fat Jack Dodd was in his glory; "Jumbo" was in the seventh heaven of bliss.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Jumbo pinned Wadley's arms by the elbows to prevent him from drawing a revolver.Oh, You Tex!|William Macleod Raine
“Do be quiet, Jumbo,” exclaimed Rob, as the inevitable protest came into evidence.
British Dictionary definitions for jumbo
noun plural -bos
- a very large person or thing
- (as modifier)a jumbo box of detergent