loper

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lope ‎(to leap, to run) +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

loper ‎(plural lopers)

  1. One who or that which lopes; a runner; a leaper.
    • 2000, Marilyn Elkins, August Wilson: A Casebook
      Wolves are very intelligent animals, and they are lopers and they are survivors.
  2. (ropemaking) A swivel placed at one end of the rope-walk, with the whirl being at the opposite end.

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Noun[edit]

loper ‎(plural lopers, diminutive lopertjie)

  1. (chess) bishop; chess piece that moves diagonally
  2. walker; someone who walks
  3. (archaic) runner; someone who runs or moves quickly
  4. (historical) messenger, that delivers messages by foot
  5. (botany) shoot or sprout that forms at the end of roots from which new shoots or sprouts develop
  6. (botany, uncommon) tendrils of creepers and vines used for support

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Hyphenation: lo‧per

Etymology[edit]

From lopen +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

loper m ‎(plural lopers, diminutive lopertje n)

  1. runner
  2. somebody who walks
  3. a carpet
    rode loper — red carpet
  4. (chess) bishop.
  5. master key

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Chess pieces in Dutch · schaakstukken (schaak + stukken) (layout · text)
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koning koningin, dame toren loper paard pion