a person or thing that traps.
a person whose business is the trapping of animals for their furs.

Origin of trapper

First recorded in 1615–25; trap1 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a person who traps animals, esp for their furs or skins
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Word Origin and History for trapper

"one who traps animals" (for fur, etc.), 1768, agent noun from trap (v.).

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