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Definition of hopper:

  1. 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.
  2. A game. See Hopscotch.
  3. A vessel for carrying waste, garbage, etc., out to sea, so constructed as to discharge its load by a mechanical contrivance; - called also dumping scow.
  4. One who, or that which, hops.
  5. See Grasshopper, 2.
  6. See Grasshopper, and Frog hopper, Grape hopper, Leaf hopper, Tree hopper, under Frog, Grape, Leaf, and Tree.
  7. The larva of a cheese fly.

Synonyms:

grasshopper, grounder, hop-picker, ground ball, groundball.

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