Hopper boy
Hopper Hop"per, n. [See 1st {Hop}.] 1. One who, or that which, hops. [1913 Webster]

2. A chute, box, or receptacle, usually funnel-shaped with an opening at the lower part, for delivering or feeding any material, as to a machine; as, the wooden box with its trough through which grain passes into a mill by joining or shaking, or a funnel through which fuel passes into a furnace, or coal, etc., into a car. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mus.) See {Grasshopper}, 2. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. A game. See {Hopscotch}. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) (a) See {Grasshopper}, and {Frog hopper}, {Grape hopper}, {Leaf hopper}, {Tree hopper}, under {Frog}, {Grape}, {Leaf}, and {Tree}. (b) The larva of a cheese fly. [1913 Webster]

6. (Naut.) A vessel for carrying waste, garbage, etc., out to sea, so constructed as to discharge its load by a mechanical contrivance; -- called also {dumping scow}. [1913 Webster]

{Bell and hopper} (Metal.), the apparatus at the top of a blast furnace, through which the charge is introduced, while the gases are retained.

{Hopper boy}, a rake in a mill, moving in a circle to spread meal for drying, and to draw it over an opening in the floor, through which it falls.

{Hopper closet}, a water-closet, without a movable pan, in which the receptacle is a funnel standing on a draintrap.

{Hopper cock}, a faucet or valve for flushing the hopper of a water-closet. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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