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v. gulped, gulp·ing, gulps
1. To swallow greedily or rapidly in large amounts: gulp down coffee.
2. To choke back by or as if by swallowing.
1. To choke or gasp, as in swallowing large amounts of liquid.
2. To swallow air audibly, as in nervousness.
1. The act of gulping.
2. A large amount swallowed at one time.

[From Middle English gulpen or from Flemish or Dutch gulpen.]

gulp′er n.
gulp′ing·ly adv.
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Noun1.gulper - a drinker who swallows large amounts greedily
drinker - a person who drinks liquids
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In the depths of the sea, strange creatures like gulper eels, needle-toothed fish, hatchet fish, viper fish, sleeper shark and the Pacific hag fish would do well to avoid a mirror.
This means that red jellyfish cannot be seen, but the predators have other qualities to compensate for their lack of sight - gulper eels can swallow prey as big as themselves.
Fang tooth has the largest teeth in the ocean for its size - so big that it can't close its mouth - while gulper eels can swallow prey as big as themselves.