[ ras-per, rah-sper ]

  1. a person or thing that rasps.

  2. a machine for scraping sugarcane.

Origin of rasper

First recorded in 1715–25; rasp + -er1

Words Nearby rasper

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How to use rasper in a sentence

  • Cromwell and his tawnies found it a rasper in my vather's time, and Monmouth is like to do the same.'

    Micah Clarke | Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The reverend fox-hunter had never met with such a rasper before.

  • Well, the horse I rode was rasper; perhaps you remember him?

  • rasper's fly is waiting for us, and the parson has no manners.

    Erema | R. D. Blackmore
  • Just as the pikes attack is at its height, the rasper suddenly raises his twelve-spined dorsal fin.