jumbo: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: ( jum'bō), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -bos,
- a very large person, animal, or thing.
- a forestaysail having a boom(jum&prim;bo boom&sec;)along its foot, used esp. on schooners.
- a sail used in place of a course on a square-rigged ship, having the form of an isosceles triangle set apex downward.
- a narrow triangular sail set point downward in place of a foresail on a topsail schooner.
- very large: the jumbo box of cereal.
- jumbo (Thesaurus)