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loper

[loh-per]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that lopes, as a horse with a loping gait.
  2. Also called draw runner, draw slip. Furniture. either of two runners coming forward to support a hinged leaf, as the slant front of a desk.
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Origin of loper

First recorded in 1475–85; lope + -er1
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Examples from the Web for loper

Historical Examples

  • "This chicken-stuffin' is real good," said one of the neighbors to Mrs. Loper.

    Lippincott's Magazine, September, 1885

    Various

  • Mr. Dincklagen and Captain Loper, who then had seats in the council, also say that this is true.

  • "I—I—he told me to stay here," Loper stammered, indicating Joe.

  • And it was because he bribed poor Loper that he was able to do it.

  • Two neighbor women came over to help Mrs. Loper, and Elvira assisted Maggie in all her tasks.