Business / Finance / Jump Ball: Used in the context of general equities. (1) Deal in which no trading house has exclusivity (each firm is in direct competition for a piece of business); (2) no preference in picking a particular side (buy/sell) of a stock as profile, indicated during the block call, indicate that the salesforce could have the stock either way.
Jump Noun Synonyms: leap, bound, spring, pounce, hurdle, vault, hop, skip, caper, cavort, gambol
Jump Verb Synonyms: pass, move, leap, skip
Jump Adjective Synonyms: start, jerk, wince, flinch, recoil
Entertainment / Basketball / Held Ball: When two opposing players both possess the basketball but neither one can gain sole possession. In the NBA, the ball is blown dead and a jump ball restarts play. College teams use the alternate-posses MORE
Technology / Motorcycle / Jumper Cables: Jumper Cables are heavy electrical cables with clips on the ends used to connect two batteries together to Jump Start a motorcycle battery. Read the Basic Motorcycle Tip, below, for procedures to use MORE