dropper

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drop +‎ -er

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Noun[edit]

dropper (plural droppers)

  1. A utensil for dispensing a single drop of liquid at a time.
    • 1964 : Heroin by The Velvet Underground
      'Cause when the blood begins to flow
      When it shoots up the dropper's neck
  2. One who drops something, especially one who drops a specific item to cause mischief.
    The dropper left the suitcase with the bomb next to the garbage can.
    • 1975, Alison M. Abel, Popular party games (page 11)
      The child with the letter runs around the outside of the ring, repeating the words over and over again, and at one point drops the letter behind one of the players, who must pick it up and chase the dropper.
  3. (computing) A software component designed to install malware on a target system.
  4. (fishing) A fly that drops from the leaden above the bob or end fly.
  5. (mining) A branch vein which drops off from, or leaves, the main lode.
  6. A dog which suddenly drops upon the ground when it sights game.

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Verb[edit]

dropper

  1. (transitive, golf) to drop (a golf ball in a position other than it has landed)
  2. (transitive, colloquial) to drop (to forget, cease talking about)

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