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[hoo-per, hoo p-er] /ˈhu pər, ˈhʊp ər/
a person who makes or puts hoops on barrels, tubs, etc.; a cooper.
Origin of hooper
1375-1425; late Middle English. See hoop, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Spinnin'-wheels out in the shed chamber, where his gran'mother hooper kep' 'em?

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • Boschen caught about one hundred; Jump, eighty-four; hooper, sixty.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • The Fleet prison had now been hooper's house for eighteen months.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • hooper had been sent for also for the ceremony of degradation.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • hooper was on his knees, and, looking round at the intruder, did not at first know him.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • Mr. and Mrs. hooper were "King" hooper and his wife of Marblehead.

    Diary of Anna Green Winslow

    Anna Green Winslow
  • Captain hooper tried to get at the bottom of the affair, but failed.

    The Wizard of the Sea

    Roy Rockwood
  • hooper, Jr., with his young bride, came over to spend the evening.

    A Soldier's Life Edwin G. Rundle
British Dictionary definitions for hooper


a rare word for cooper
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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