Hop"per(?), n. [See 1st Hop.] 1. One who, or that which, hops.
2. A chute, box, or receptacle, usually funnel-shaped with an opening at the lower part, for delivering or feeding any material, as to a machine; as, the wooden box with its trough through which grain passes into a mill by joining or shaking, or a funnel through which fuel passes into a furnace, or coal, etc., into a car.
(Mus.) See Grasshopper, 2.
4. pl. A game. See Hopscotch.
(Zol.) (a) See Grasshopper, and
Tree hopper, under Frog, Grape, Leaf, and Tree. (b) The larva of a cheese fly.
(Naut.) A vessel for carrying waste, garbage, etc., out to sea, so constructed as to discharge its load by a mechanical contrivance; -- called also
Bell and hopper
(Metal.), the apparatus at the top of a blast furnace, through which the charge is introduced, while the gases are retained. --
Hopper boy, a rake in a mill, moving in a circle to spread meal for drying, and to draw it over an opening in the floor, through which it falls. --
Hopper closet, a water-closet, without a movable pan, in which the receptacle is a funnel standing on a draintrap. --
Hopper cock, a faucet or valve for flushing the hopper of a water-closet.
New - Add Dictionary Search to Your Site
You can add a free dictionary search box to your own web site by copying and pasting the following HTML into one of your web pages:
<form action="http://www.freedict.co.uk/search.php" method="post"> <p style="text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif;"> <a style="font-weight: bold;" href="http://www.freedict.co.uk/" title="FreeDict free online dictionary">FreeDict</a> <input type="text" name="word" size="20" value="" /> <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search Dictionary" /> </p> </form>
Sun 21st July 2019