galloper

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Etymology[edit]

gallop +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

galloper (plural gallopers)

  1. One who gallops.
  2. A racehorse.
    • 2009, January 25, “Rod Nicholson”, in Get ready for Hussler v Cat[1]:
      The Hussler's trainer, Ross McDonald, is confident Australia's champion galloper will win the clashes, despite Weekend Hussler never having competed over 1000m before.
  3. A carousel or roundabout (especially in the plural)
  4. (military) A carriage on which very small guns were formerly mounted, the gun resting on the shafts, without a limber.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Farrow to this entry?)
  5. (Australia) The Chinamanfish, a type of snapper

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