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lopper1

[lop-er] /ˈlɒp ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that lops.
Origin of lopper1
1530-1540
First recorded in 1530-40; lop1 + -er1

lopper2

[lop-er] /ˈlɒp ər/
verb (used with or without object), Scot. and North Central U.S..
1.
(especially of milk) to curdle or coagulate.
Origin
1300-50; Middle English loperen, equivalent to lop- (< Old Norse hlaup coagulation) + -er -er6 + -en infinitive suffix

lopping shears

noun, (sometimes used with a singular verb)
1.
long-handled pruning shears.
Also called loppers.
Origin
First recorded in 1870-75
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