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hopper

Noun

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

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. a temporary storage bin, filled from the top and emptied from the bottom, often funnel-shaped.
  2. one who hops
  3. In the context of "localism|or|slang": a toilet's water tank/toilet seat
    • She got off the hopper just as the phone rang.
  4. an artificial fishing lure
    • To catch a big fish, use a hopper that jumps across the pond surface.

See also

Extensive Definition

Hopper may refer to:

Mechanical parts

  • A general term for a chute with additional width and depth to provide a volume for temporary storage of material(s). The bottom of the hopper chute typically has a mechanism to control the flow of materials, thus allowing them to be metered out at the desired rate.
  • Part of a combine harvester
  • Part of a paintball gun

Transportation

Insects

People with the surname Hopper

Other meanings

See also

hopper in German: Hopper
hopper in Spanish: Hopper
hopper in French: Hopper
hopper in Japanese: ホッパー
hopper in Russian: Хоппер

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

broad jumper, bucking bronco, buckjumper, cicada, cicala, cricket, dog-day cicada, flea, frog, gazelle, goat, grasshopper, high jumper, hoppergrass, hurdle racer, hurdler, jackrabbit, jumper, jumping bean, jumping jack, kangaroo, leaper, locust, pole vaulter, salmon, stag, sunfisher, timber topper, vaulter
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