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Jumpship  
  A spaceship capable of making interstellar jumps, that is, it could move over vast distances instantaneously.  

As far as I know, the first use of this term, used by a number of different authors.

On a Navy transport, a full Lieutenant IBMan would be in charge of SolNav only, with two petty officers under him, both qualified to handle maintenance, and one at least with a Navy rating, capable of relieving him on duty at the control board during the five or twelve or twenty hours it might take to navigate a jump-ship in or out of the obstacle course of clutter and junk and planets and orbits of any given System.
From The Lady Was A Tramp, by Rose Sharon.
Published by Venture Science Fiction in 1957
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Be sure to read the article for jump from Invaders from the Infinite (1932) by John W. Campbell.

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