dropper

[ drop-er ]
/ ˈdrɒp ər /

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
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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
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