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jersey British & World English

A knitted garment with long sleeves, worn over the upper body

Jersey British & World English

The largest of the Channel Islands; population 91,900 (est. 2009); capital, St Helier

Jersey in jersey British & World English

An animal of a breed of light brown dairy cattle from Jersey

Jersey City British & World English

An industrial city in NE New Jersey, on the Hudson River opposite New York City; population 241,114 (est. 2008)

New Jersey British & World English

A state in the north-eastern US, on the Atlantic coast; population 8,682,661 (est. 2008); capital, Trenton. Colonized by Dutch settlers and ceded to Britain in 1664, it became one of the original thirteen states of the Union (1787)

pink jersey British & World English

(In the Giro d’Italia) a pink sports shirt worn each day by the rider who is ahead on time over the whole race to that point, and presented to the rider with the shortest overall time at the finish of the race

New Jersey New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

state in the north-eastern US

green jersey British & World English

(In a cycling race involving stages) a green jersey worn each day by the rider accumulating the highest number of points, and presented at the end of the race to the rider with the highest overall points total

yellow jersey British & World English

(In a cycling race involving stages, especially the Tour de France) a yellow sports shirt worn each day by the rider who is ahead on time over the whole race to that point, and presented to the rider with the shortest overall time at the finish of the race