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Meaning of HOPPER

Pronunciation:  'hâpur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
  2. [n]  terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping
  3. [n]  funnel-shaped receptacle; contents pass by gravity into a receptacle below
  4. [n]  a machine used for picking hops
  5. [n]  someone who hops; "at hopscotch, the best hoppers are the children"

HOPPER is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: grasshopper, ground ball, grounder, hop-picker
 See Also: acridid, ball, baseball, baseball game, chop, chopper, hit, hitting, jumper, long-horned grasshopper, machine, orthopteran, orthopteron, orthopterous insect, receptacle, roller, short-horned grasshopper, striking, tettigoniid



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hop"per\, n. [See 1st {Hop}.]
1. One who, or that which, hops.

2. A chute, box, or receptacle, usually funnel-shaped with an
   opening at the lower part, for delivering or feeding any
   material, as to a machine; as, the wooden box with its
   trough through which grain passes into a mill by joining
   or shaking, or a funnel through which fuel passes into a
   furnace, or coal, etc., into a car.

3. (Mus.) See {Grasshopper}, 2.

4. pl. A game. See {Hopscotch}. --Johnson.

5. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) See {Grasshopper}, and {Frog hopper}, {Grape hopper},
       {Leaf hopper}, {Tree hopper}, under {Frog}, {Grape},
       {Leaf}, and {Tree}.
   (b) The larva of a cheese fly.

6. (Naut.) A vessel for carrying waste, garbage, etc., out to
   sea, so constructed as to discharge its load by a
   mechanical contrivance; -- called also {dumping scow}.

{Bell and hopper} (Metal.), the apparatus at the top of a
   blast furnace, through which the charge is introduced,
   while the gases are retained.

{Hopper boy}, a rake in a mill, moving in a circle to spread
   meal for drying, and to draw it over an opening in the
   floor, through which it falls.

{Hopper closet}, a water-closet, without a movable pan, in
   which the receptacle is a funnel standing on a draintrap.

{Hopper cock}, a faucet or valve for flushing the hopper of a

Thesaurus Terms
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