hopper

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hop +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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. Various insects
    1. A grasshopper or locust, especially:
      1. The immature form of a locust.
    2. The larva of a cheese fly.
    3. A leafhopper.
  5. An artificial fishing lure.
    To catch a big fish, use a hopper that jumps across the pond surface.
  6. (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 []
  7. An escapement lever in a piano
  8. A Sri Lankan food made from a fermented batter of rice flour, coconut milk, and palm toddy or yeast.
  9. (obsolete) The game of hopscotch.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)

Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

hopper c

  1. plural indefinite of hoppe

Verb[edit]

hopper

  1. present tense of hoppe

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

hopper m, f

  1. indefinite plural of hoppe

Verb[edit]

hopper

  1. present tense of hoppe

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

hopper f

  1. indefinite plural of hoppe