Hopperdozer Hop"per*doz`er, n. [Hopper (as in grasshopper) + doze or dose; because conceived as putting insects to sleep or as dosing them with poison.] (Agric.) An appliance for the destruction of insects, consisting of a shallow iron box, containing kerosene or coated with tar or other sticky substance, which may be mounted on wheels. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • hopperdozer — hop·per·doz·er …   English syllables

  • hopperdozer — ˈhäpə(r)ˌdōzə(r) noun Etymology: hopper (I) + dozer (as in bulldozer) : a device for catching and destroying insects (as grasshoppers) that is drawn on runners across a field and has a shield against which insects jump and fall into a pan… …   Useful english dictionary

  • aphidozer — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌdōzə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: blend of aphid and hopperdozer : a device consisting of a hopper and revolving brushes used to brush off and collect aphids from cultivated crops …   Useful english dictionary

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