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[ chop-er ]


  1. a person or thing that chops. chop.
  2. a short ax with a large blade, used for cutting up meat, fish, etc.; butcher's cleaver.
  3. a prehistoric implement made by striking flakes off one or both sides of a stone, considered the oldest known worked stone tool.
  4. choppers, Slang. the teeth.
  5. Informal. a helicopter.
  6. Slang. a motorcycle.
  7. a device for interrupting an electric current or a beam of light at regular intervals.

verb (used without object)

  1. Informal.
    1. to travel by helicopter:

      We choppered into midtown from the airport.

    2. to travel by motorcycle.


/ ˈtʃɒpə /


  1. a small hand axe
  2. a butcher's cleaver
  3. a person or thing that cuts or chops
  4. an informal name for a helicopter
  5. See penis
    a slang name for penis
  6. a device for periodically interrupting an electric current or beam of radiation to produce a pulsed current or beam See also vibrator
  7. a type of bicycle or motorcycle with very high handlebars and an elongated saddle
  8. a child's bicycle
  9. obsolete.
    a sub-machine-gun


/ chŏpər /

  1. A crudely flaked, unifacial core tool , especially one associated with the Oldowan stone culture of the early Paleolithic Period.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of chopper1

1545–55; 1950–55 chopper fordef 5; chop 1 + -er 1

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Example Sentences

Meanwhile, a chopper called the MH-65, or Dolphin, is smaller than the 60.

From that location alone, the Coast Guard says they’ve used aircraft to save more than 200 lives over the past three years—either via a chopper, like the MH-60T Jayhawk we dropped Judin from, or a fixed-wing airplane known as the Casa.

Planes dropped three juggernaut armor crates onto the field to aid the living, while gunship choppers hovered overhead firing at zombies.

In order to generate enough lift, the chopper features two 4-foot-long carbon-fiber blades that spin at roughly 2,400 rpm on counter-rotating motors—about eight times faster than the blades spin on a standard helicopter on Earth.

A quick refresher on the crashThe chopper was carrying the group roughly 90 miles from John Wayne Airport to Camarillo Airport near Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy, where Gianna and two of her teammates were to play in a basketball tournament.

The bit, in which two chopper-riding mamas host an afternoon talk show, started off well.

In 1988 he was jailed for seven months when police in Jersey found half an ounce of cocaine on board his chopper.

When it falls unconscious, a ground crew drags the beast—which can weigh up to 5,000 lbs—into a net strapped to the chopper.

A black-and-white cat named Chopper sleeps upside down on the porch, his open mouth revealing a row of impossibly tiny teeth.

But when Fallon spends too much time on the Vitamix, Arnold demands that he “get to the chopper!”

So Chew-chew chopped the roots with a stone chopper and laid them upon hot stones.

No one said anything for several minutes, and then the big chopper once more approached his victim.

There was a burst of laughter; and the assembly broke up when Cassidy hustled the chopper off the field.

Thence he went to the corner and picked up the wood-chopper, and armed with this came back to his seat.

This was a chopper very popular in the camp, and known by the name of Jabe.


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