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tapper

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[ tap-er ]
/ ˈtæp ər /
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noun
a person or thing that taps or strikes lightly.
a telegraph key.
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Origin of tapper

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First recorded in 1800–10; tap1 + -er1

Other definitions for tapper (2 of 2)

tapper2
[ tap-er ]
/ ˈtæp ər /

noun
a person or thing that taps, as trees for the sap or juice, a blast furnace, cask, or other container for their contents, etc.
a person who cuts screw threads into the surface of a circular opening, as of a pipe, nut, etc.

Origin of tapper

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before 1000; Old English tæppere (not recorded in ME); see tap2, -er1
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How to use tapper in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for tapper

tapper
/ (ˈtæpə) /

noun
a person who taps
a tool or instrument that taps
Northern English dialect an unstable and violent person
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