Capper Cap"per, n. 1. One whose business is to make or sell caps. [1913 Webster]

2. A by-bidder; a decoy for gamblers. [Slang, U. S.] [1913 Webster]

3. An instrument for applying a percussion cap to a gun or cartridge. [1913 Webster]

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