Many of Mr. coopers admirers set down his Hamlet as the best of his performances; a proposition to which we can never accede.
The next day an encampment was made on shore for the sail-makers, coopers, and the sick.
Many of them were employed by the settlers as masons, harness makers, coopers, and tailors.
The obstacle is thus diminished, and with it the profits of the coopers.
Some small distance beyond this gate the coopers have their common hall.
It is also used by coopers for various containers, but not for alcoholic liquors.
The coopers were to distinguish themselves, or be extinguished.
The other people of the story are types who appear in all coopers novels.
His coopers made the hogsheads for tobacco and the casks to hold the liquors.
Why, what ails my coopers hatchet, or a hammer, or a plain crowbar?
"craftsman who makes wooden vessels," attested from late 12c. as a surname, either from Old English (unattested) or from a Low German source akin to Middle Dutch cuper, East Frisian kuper, from Low German kupe (German Kufe) "cask," cognate with Medieval Latin cupa (see coop (n.)).
A dry cooper makes casks, etc., to hold dry goods, a wet cooper those to contain liquids, a white cooper pails, tubs, and the like for domestic or dairy use. [OED]The surname Cowper (pronounced "cooper") preserves a 15c. spelling.
: co-op prices/ coop apartment complex
A cooperative apartment house, store, etc (1870s+)
To convert an apartment or building from a rental to a cooperative unit: The old Sussex Arms got co-oped last year (1950s+)