Jump seat

Jump seat
Jump Jump, n. 1. The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound. ``To advance by jumps.'' --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. An effort; an attempt; a venture. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Our fortune lies Upon thisjump. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. The space traversed by a leap. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mining) A dislocation in a stratum; a fault. [1913 Webster]

5. (Arch.) An abrupt interruption of level in a piece of brickwork or masonry. [1913 Webster]

6. A jump-start; as, to get a jump from a passing mmotorist. [PJC]

{From the jump}, from the start or beginning. [Colloq.]

{Jump joint}. (a) A butt joint. (b) A flush joint, as of plank in carvel-built vessels.

{Jump seat}. (a) A movable carriage seat. (b) A carriage constructed with a seat which may be shifted so as to make room for second or extra seat. Also used adjectively; as, a jump-seat wagon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • jump seat — jump′ seat n. aum a movable or folding seat, as between the front and back seats in a taxicab, used as an extra seat • Etymology: 1860–65, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • jump seat — ☆ jump seat n. a small folding seat, as one behind the front seat of a limousine, taxi, etc …   English World dictionary

  • jump seat — jump ,seat noun count a small extra seat that folds down, for example in a car or an airplane …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Jump-seat — (engl., spr. dschömp ßīt, »Sprungsitz«), ein vierräderiger Wagen, dessen Sitz nach Bedarf für eine oder zwei Personen eingerichtet werden kann …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • jump seat — noun a folding seat in an automobile (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑seat * * * noun 1. : a movable carriage seat 2. : a folding seat between front and rear seats of a closed passenger automobile * * * a movable or folding seat, as in a carriage, taxicab …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jump seat — A jump seat (or jumpseat), officially known as an auxiliary crew station, is a seat in an aircraft cockpit for individuals not operating the aircraft. These might include training pilots, off duty crew in transition to another airport, government …   Wikipedia

  • jump seat — /ˈdʒʌmp sit/ (say jump seet) noun a small seat, often folding, as one placed near the exit door of an aircraft …  

  • jump seat — noun Date: circa 1864 1. a movable carriage seat 2. a folding seat between the front and rear seats of a passenger automobile …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • jump seat — a movable or folding seat, as in a carriage, taxicab, or limousine, used as an extra seat. [1860 65, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • jump seat — A removable seat between and just behind the pilot’s and the co pilot’s seats. The seat is normally occupied by a flight engineer or an observer who can watch the instruments and operate some of the auxiliary controls …   Aviation dictionary

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