What is the difference between Saucer and Jumper?

The difference between saucer and jumper

is that "saucer" is a small shallow dish to hold a cup and catch drips and "jumper" is someone or something that jumps, e.g. a participant in a jumping event in track or skiing.




  • A small shallow dish to hold a cup and catch drips.
  • An object round and gently curved (shaped like a saucer).
  • (obsolete) A small pan or vessel in which sauce was set on a table.
  • A flat, shallow caisson for raising sunken ships.
  • A shallow socket for the pivot of a capstan.

Related terms

  • flying saucer
  • sauce
  • saucer eyes


  • The saucer-shaped object could have been a UFO.


  • (transitive) To pour (tea, etc.) from the cup into the saucer in order to cool it before drinking.


  • Someone or something that jumps, e.g. a participant in a jumping event in track or skiing.
  • A person who attempts suicide by jumping from a great height.
  • A short length of electrical conductor, to make a temporary connection. Also jump wire.
  • (electricity) A removable connecting pin on an electronic circuit board.
  • A long drilling tool used by masons and quarry workers, consisting of an iron bar with a chisel-edged steel tip at one or both ends, operated by striking it against the rock, turning it slightly with each blow.
  • (US) A crude kind of sleigh, usually a simple box on runners which are in one piece with the poles that form the thills.
  • (arachnology, informal) A jumping spider
  • The larva of the cheese fly.
  • (historical, 18th century) One of certain Calvinistic Methodists in Wales whose worship was characterized by violent convulsions.
  • (horology) A spring to impel the star wheel, or a pawl to lock fast a wheel, in a repeating timepiece.
  • (basketball) A shot in which the player releases the ball at the highest point of a jump; a jump shot.
  • A nuclear power plant worker who repairs equipment in areas with extremely high levels of radiation.


  • Significantly more cervical spine injuries were seen in fallers as opposed to jumpers.
  • With the jumpers and the drowners, McGee, you don’t pick up a pattern. That’s because a jumper damned near always makes it the first time, and a drowner is usually almost as successful, about the same rate as hangers.
  • In nuclear plants, robots toil for hours at a time in highly radioactive areas in place of hundreds of employees, called jumpers or glowboys, who worked in short relays so as to minimize their exposure.


  • To connect with an electrical jumper.