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Definition of "hopper" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • 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 (noun)
  • A machine used for picking hops (noun)
  • Any of various long-legged hopping insects, esp the grasshopper, leaf hopper, and immature locust (noun)
  • An open-topped railway truck for bulk transport of loose minerals, etc, unloaded through doors on the underside (noun)
  • A device formerly used for holding punched cards and feeding them to a card punch or card reader (noun)

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Use "hopper" in a sentence
  • "I'd say that artificial foam hopper is closer to a fly than a 4 au natural bunny pike fly."
  • "What's interesting about the mental hopper is that when something goes in there, I can usually figure out a way to make it happen (except sex at 14)."
  • "What's interesting about the mental hopper is that when something goes in there, I can usually figure out a way to make it happen (except sex at 13)."