/ (ˈrɒkˌhɒpə) /


a small penguin, Eudyptes crestatus, of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and New Zealand, with a yellow crest on each side of its head
Australian informal a fisherman who fishes from the rocks on the sea coast
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Examples from the Web for rockhopper

  • Hamilton was busy, about this time, dredging in swamp pools and securing specimens of the rockhopper or gentoo penguin.