thumper

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

thump +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Rhymes: -ʌmpə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

thumper (countable and uncountable, plural thumpers)

  1. One who thumps.
  2. (slang) A single-cylinder engine, especially four-stroke engines or those with large engine displacements.
  3. (uncountable) A drinking game wherein players must remember personal hand signs while being distracted by others banging on a table.
  4. (slang) Something big, such as a lie; a whopper.
  5. (UK, rail transport, slang) A kind of slam-door train introduced in the late 1950s.
  6. (US, military, slang) The Vietnam-era M79 grenade launcher (due to its distinctive report).