leaper

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English lepere, lepare, from Old English hlēapere (runner, leaper, dancer, courier, vagrant), equivalent to leap +‎ -er. Compare Saterland Frisian Lööper (runner), West Frisian ljepper (leaper), West Frisian loper (runner), Dutch loper (runner), German Läufer (runner), Swedish löpare (runner), Icelandic hlaupari (runner).

Noun[edit]

leaper (plural leapers)

  1. One who leaps.
  2. A kind of hooked instrument for untwisting old cordage.

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