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lopper

1
[lop-er]
noun
  1. a person or thing that lops.
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Origin of lopper

1
First recorded in 1530–40; lop1 + -er1

lopper

2
[lop-er]
verb (used with or without object) Scot. and North Central U.S..
  1. (especially of milk) to curdle or coagulate.
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Origin of lopper

2
1300–50; Middle English loperen, equivalent to lop- (< Old Norse hlaup coagulation) + -er -er6 + -en infinitive suffix

lopping shears

noun (sometimes used with a singular verb)
  1. long-handled pruning shears.
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Origin of lopping shears

First recorded in 1870–75
Also called lop·pers.
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Related Words for loppers

curdle, congeal, thicken, consolidate, set, inspissate, compact, coalesce, condense, jelly, harden, concrete, dry, concentrate, solidify, clot, jell, jellify, clabber, gel