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hop·per

 (hŏp′ər)
n.
1. One that hops.
2.
a. A usually funnel-shaped container in which materials, such as grain or coal, are stored in readiness for dispensation.
b. A freight car with a door in the floor through which materials are unloaded.
c. A box in which a bill is placed pending formal introduction before a legislature.
d. Informal A place in which something is held in readiness: a studio with many potential blockbusters in the hopper.

[Sense 2, from the shaking or hopping motion of grain hoppers as grain passed through them to the mill.]

hopper

(ˈhɒpə)
n
1. a person or thing that hops
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a funnel-shaped chamber or reservoir from which solid materials can be discharged under gravity into a receptacle below, esp for feeding fuel to a furnace, loading a railway truck with grain, etc
3. (Agriculture) a machine used for picking hops
4. (Animals) any of various long-legged hopping insects, esp the grasshopper, leaf hopper, and immature locust
5. (Railways) Also called: hoppercar an open-topped railway truck for bulk transport of loose minerals, etc, unloaded through doors on the underside
6. (Mining & Quarrying) South African another name for cocopan
7. (Computer Science) computing a device formerly used for holding punched cards and feeding them to a card punch or card reader

Hopper

(ˈhɒpə)
n
(Biography) Edward. 1882–1967, US painter, noted for his realistic depiction of everyday scenes

hop•per

(ˈhɒp ər)

n.
1. one that hops.
2. any jumping insect, as a grasshopper.
3. a funnel-shaped bin in which loose material, as grain or coal, is stored temporarily.
4. a box into which a proposed legislative bill is dropped and thereby officially introduced.
[1200–50]

Hop•per

(ˈhɒp ər)

n.
1. Edward, 1882–1967, U.S. painter.
2. Grace Murray, 1906–92, U.S. naval officer and computer scientist.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hopper - funnel-shaped receptaclehopper - funnel-shaped receptacle; contents pass by gravity into a receptacle below
receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in
2.hopper - someone who hops; "at hopscotch, the best hoppers are the children"
jumper - an athlete who competes at jumping; "he is one hell of a jumper"
3.hopper - a machine used for picking hops
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
4.hopper - terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leapinghopper - terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping
orthopteran, orthopteron, orthopterous insect - any of various insects having leathery forewings and membranous hind wings and chewing mouthparts
acridid, short-horned grasshopper - grasshopper with short antennae
long-horned grasshopper, tettigoniid - grasshoppers with long threadlike antennae and well-developed stridulating organs on the forewings of the male
5.hopper - (baseball) a hit that travels along the groundhopper - (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
hitting, striking, hit - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
chopper, chop - a grounder that bounces high in the air
roller - a grounder that rolls along the infield
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
Translations

hopper

[ˈhɒpəʳ] N (= chute) → tolva f

hopper

[ˈhɒpər] n (= chute) → trémie f

hopper

n
(Tech) → Einfülltrichter m; (for coal) → Einfüll- or Speisetrichter m
(= young locust)junge Heuschrecke

hopper

[ˈhɒpəʳ] n (chute) → tramoggia
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