[ gey-per ]
/ ˈgeɪ pər /
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How to use gaper in a sentence
This clumsy sign is called de Gaaper,—the Gaper,—and I know not the origin of it.The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 3 of 3|George Augustus Sala
That blue-billed gaper probably came from Malacca, and the trogon too.Nat the Naturalist|G. Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for gaper
/ (ˈɡeɪpə) /
a person or thing that gapes
any of various large marine bivalve molluscs of the genera Mya and Lutraria that burrow in muddy sand. M. arenaria is the American soft-shelled clam and the two species of Lutraria are the otter shells. The valves have a permanent gap at the hind end
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