Last modified on 14 January 2015, at 19:59

hopper

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

hop +‎ -er

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hopper (plural hoppers)

  1. A temporary storage bin, filled from the top and emptied from the bottom, often funnel-shaped.
  2. A funnel-shaped section at the top of a drainpipe used to collect water, from above, from one or more smaller drainpipes.
  3. One who hops.
  4. The immature form of a locust.
  5. The larva of a cheese fly.
  6. An artificial fishing lure.
    To catch a big fish, use a hopper that jumps across the pond surface.
  7. (slang) A toilet.
    • 2010, Robert Hudson, Stories of an Unusual Life (page 250)
      The fresh-water container for the house was above the ceiling directly over the toilet. One day, I was comfortably seated on the hopper minding my own business, when a large portion of the ceiling came crashing down []
  8. An escapement lever in a piano; a grasshopper.
  9. A Sri Lankan food made from a fermented batter of rice flour, coconut milk, and palm toddy or yeast.
  10. (obsolete) The game of hopscotch.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)

Derived termsEdit

External linksEdit

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DanishEdit

NounEdit

hopper c

  1. plural indefinite of hoppe

VerbEdit

hopper

  1. present tense of hoppe

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

hopper m, f

  1. indefinite plural of hoppe

VerbEdit

hopper

  1. present tense of hoppe

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

hopper f

  1. indefinite plural of hoppe