Hopper

Definition of Hopper

Hop´per
n.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.
3.(Mus.) See Grasshopper, 2.
4.A game. See Hopscotch.
5.(Zool.) See Grasshopper, and Frog hopper, Grape hopper, Leaf hopper, Tree hopper, under Frog, Grape, Leaf, and Tree.
6.(Naut.) 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.
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.

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broad jumper, bucking bronco, buckjumper, cicada, cicala, cricket, dog-day cicada, flea, frog, gazelle, goat, grasshopper, high jumper, hoppergrass, hurdle racer, hurdler, jackrabbit, jumper, jumping bean, jumping jack, kangaroo, leaper, locust, pole vaulter, salmon, stag, sunfisher, timber topper, vaulter
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