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jump shot in basketball, a shot made by a player at the highest point of a jump.
jump-start to start (a motor vehicle) either by rolling or pushing (it) with the ignition on and suddenly releasing the clutch, or by connecting the dead battery to a live battery with jumper cables. [2 definitions]
jump suit a one-piece garment worn by parachutists. [2 definitions]
jump the gun to start something prematurely.
jumpy afflicted by or characterized by sudden twitches, jerks, or jumps. [2 definitions]
jun the smaller monetary unit of North Korea; chon. (Cf. won.)
junco any of a variety of small North American finches having gray and white plumage; snowbird.
junction a point or place where things are joined together. [5 definitions]
juncture a particular point in time, esp. a point of serious importance or crisis. [3 definitions]
June the sixth month of the Gregorian calendar year, having thirty days.
Juneau the capital of Alaska.
juneberry an American shrub or tree of the rose family, bearing white flowers and purplish fruit. [2 definitions]
June bug any of several large brown or iridescent green beetles of the eastern United States which appear in late spring and early summer.
jungle land covered with very dense natural vegetation, esp. a tropical rain forest. [4 definitions]
jungle fever any of several tropical diseases, esp. a severe variety of malarial fever.
jungle fowl any of several tropical birds with combs and wattles, related to the domestic chicken.
jungle gym an outdoor structure of pipes and bars for children to play on.
junior younger (used especially in abbreviated form after the name of a son having the same name as his father). [6 definitions]
junior college an educational institution that offers a two-year program equivalent to the first two years at a four-year college and that confers an associate degree or certificate.
junior featherweight a boxer weighing more than a bantamweight but less than a featherweight, with a maximum weight of 122 pounds.
junior flyweight a boxer in the class below flyweight, with a maximum weight of 108 pounds.