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[ras-per, rah-sper]
  1. a person or thing that rasps.
  2. a machine for scraping sugarcane.
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Origin of rasper

First recorded in 1715–25; rasp + -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for rasper

Historical Examples of rasper

  • Rasper, devilish, was riding on his back; the Venus—well for him!

    Bob, Son of Battle

    Alfred Ollivant

  • 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.


    R. D. Blackmore

  • Just as the pikes attack is at its height, the Rasper suddenly raises his twelve-spined dorsal fin.