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dropper

[ drop-er ]
/ ˈdrɒp ər /
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noun
a person or thing that drops.
a glass tube with a hollow rubber bulb at one end and a small opening at the other, for drawing in a liquid and expelling it in drops; medicine dropper.
a short-haired dog that is a cross between a pointer and a setter.

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Origin of dropper

First recorded in 1690–1700; drop + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for dropper

dropper
/ (ˈdrɒpə) /

noun
a small tube having a rubber bulb at one end for drawing up and dispensing drops of liquid
a person or thing that drops
angling a short length of monofilament by which a fly is attached to the main trace or leader above the tail fly
Australian and NZ a batten attached to the top wire of a fence to keep the wires apart
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for dropper

dropper
[ drŏpər ]

n.
A device that produces drops, especially a small tube with a suction bulb at one end for drawing in a liquid and releasing it in drops.instillator
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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