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looper

[loo-per]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that loops something or forms loops.
  2. a measuringworm.
  3. the thread holder in a sewing machine using two threads.
  4. Baseball. blooper(def 3a).
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Origin of looper

First recorded in 1725–35; loop1 + -er1
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Related Words for looper

blooper, bloop, looper, pop-up

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Historical Examples of looper

  • A looper on the underside in place of the horizontal needle.

    The Invention of the Sewing Machine

    Grace Rogers Cooper

  • Yet another is addicted to the Grey Worm and another to the Looper.

    More Hunting Wasps

    J. Henri Fabre

  • I was mistaken: not a segment of the Looper is spared, not even the last ones.

    More Hunting Wasps

    J. Henri Fabre

  • With Looper gone, though I expect Everet will do nearly as well at center, it means a certain loss of team work.

    A Quarter-Back's Pluck

    Lester Chadwick

  • The loop spreaders are moved by a roller carried upon the looper frame.


British Dictionary definitions for looper

looper

noun
  1. a person or thing that loops or makes loops
  2. another name for a measuring worm
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