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Definition of "roper" [rop•er]

  • Agent noun of rope; one who uses a rope, especially one who throws a lariat. (noun)
  • A maker of ropes. (noun)
  • One who ropes goods; a packer. (noun)
  • One fit to be hanged. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "roper" in a sentence
  • "The crook finds a target -- a tourist in a hotel -- and calls his roper, who deploys the children to swarm the tourist and rip him off, and then uses the cellphone to arrange for a dead-drop for the loot."
  • "In Colorado, starting at age 14, Matt learned to be a roper, which is a rodeo event in which two riders work together to lasso a calf in the open ring."
  • "One Sunday, when he had a few hours off, Mose went to Alf, the chief "roper," and asked him to help him catch "Kintuck," as Reynolds called the bay."