lopper

1
[ lop-er ]
/ ˈlɒp ər /

noun

a person or thing that lops.

Origin of lopper

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

Definition for loppers (2 of 3)

lopper2
[ lop-er ]
/ ˈlɒp ər /

verb (used with or without object) Scot. and North Central U.S..

(especially of milk) to curdle or coagulate.

Origin of lopper

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

Definition for loppers (3 of 3)

lopping shears

noun (sometimes used with a singular verb)

long-handled pruning shears.

Origin of lopping shears

First recorded in 1870–75
Also called lop·pers.
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