Full record for jump gate n.

Definition a device that opens up a portal into hyperspace, or otherwise enables instantaneous travel; the gateway thus opened up
OED requirements antedating 1995
Earliest cite Lois Tilton, "Accusations"
Comment Alexx Kay submitted a 1997 cite from Jane Killick's "Signs and Portents". Tall Walt submitted a 1995 cite from Lois Tilton's "Accusations".

Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 2001 reprint of Ken McLeod's "Cosmonaut Keep". Douglas Winston submitted a 2003 cite from Patrice Sarath's "More to Glory". Michael Dolbear submitted a 2003 cite from Lee Hogan's "Enemies".

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Citations for jump gate n.

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1995 L. Tilton Accusations 11 ‘We're trying to make it back to the jump gate,’ the desperate pilot reported.
1997 J. Killick Signs & Portents 88 But before her ship can leave Babylon 5 space, a Vorlon ship appears out of the jumpgate.
2000 K. MacLeod Cosmonaut Keep (2001) 47 He'd have been absolutely fucking delighted with one that could be traversed with some kind of warp-drive or jumpgates or wormholes or similar fanciful mechanism.
2003 L. Hogan Enemies 101 ‥for the good old days when the worst that could happen to him was to get sucked into a malformed jump gate and crushed by a singularity‥
2003 P. Sarath More to Glory in S. Lee & S. Miller Low Port 188 My favorite part is serving on the bridge. I can't touch anything, but I can watch. I love when we hit the jump gate.