Jumper

The longest jumper on record was Phayllos, who is accredited with jumping 55 feet. Half that length would be an enormous jump.

A counter jumper.
A draper's apprentice or employe, who is accustomed to jump over the shop counter to save the trouble and time of going round.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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