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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: plaything consisting of a toy figure with movable joints that can be made to dance by pulling strings

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1883 1. a toy figure of a man jointed and made to jump or dance by means of strings or a sliding stick 2. a conditioning exercise performed from a standing position by jumping to a position with legs spread and arms raised and then to the original position

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a small firework producing repeated explosions. 2 a toy figure of a man, with movable limbs.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Jumping Jump"ing, p. a. & vb. n. of Jump, to leap. Jumping bean, a seed of a Mexican Euphorbia, containing the larva of a moth (Carpocapsa saltitans). The larva by its sudden movements causes the seed to roll to roll and jump about. Jumping deer (Zo["o]l.), a South African rodent (Pedetes Caffer), allied to the jerboa. Jumping jack, a toy figure of a man, jointed and made to jump or dance by means of strings. Jumping louse (Zo["o]l.), any of the numerous species of plant lice belonging to the family Psyllid[ae], several of which are injurious to fruit trees. Jumping mouse (Zo["o]l.), North American mouse (Zapus Hudsonius), having a long tail and large hind legs. It is noted for its jumping powers. Called also kangaroo mouse. Jumping mullet (Zo["o]l.), gray mullet. Jumping shrew (Zo["o]l.), any African insectivore of the genus Macroscelides. They are allied to the shrews, but have large hind legs adapted for jumping. Jumping spider (Zo["o]l.), spider of the genus Salticus and other related genera; one of the Saltigrad[ae]; -- so called because it leaps upon its prey.

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