Hamper

Definition of Hamper

Ham´per   Pronunciation: hăm´pẽr
n.1.A large basket, usually with a cover, used for the packing and carrying of articles; as, a hamper of wine; a clothes hamper; an oyster hamper, which contains two bushels.
v. t.1.To put in a hamper.
[imp. & p. p. Hampered (-pẽrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Hampering.]
1.To put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle; to insnare; to inveigle; to entangle; hence, to impede in motion or progress; to embarrass; to encumber.
A lion hampered in a net.
- L'Estrange.
They hamper and entangle our souls.
- Tillotson.
n.1.A shackle; a fetter; anything which impedes.
2.(Naut.) Articles ordinarily indispensable, but in the way at certain times.
Top hamper
(Naut.) unnecessary spars and rigging kept aloft.

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