hopper car
noun see hopper

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hopper car — Two bay hopper cars of the Reading Railroad. New hopper cars outside the …   Wikipedia

  • hopper car — noun : a freight car with a floor sloping to one or more hinged doors or hoppers for discharging bulk contents (as coal, ore, sand) by gravity and with a permanent roof and roof hatches when used for carrying bulk commodities (as cement) which… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hopper car — Railroads. a freight car, usually open at the top and containing one or more hoppers so that bulk cargo can be quickly discharged through its bottom. [1860 65, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • hopper car — /ˈhɒpə ka/ (say hopuh kah) noun a railway wagon for coal, sand, etc., with devices by which the contents can be speedily dumped …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hopper — may refer to:Mechanical parts* A general term for a chute with additional width and depth to provide a volume for temporary storage of material(s). The bottom of the hopper chute typically has a mechanism to control the flow of materials, thus… …   Wikipedia

  • hopper — [häp′ər] n. [ME hoppere] 1. a person or thing that hops 2. any hopping insect, esp. a grasshopper 3. [so called from making material “hop”] a box, tank, rail car, etc., often funnel shaped, from which the contents can be emptied slowly and evenly …   English World dictionary

  • hopper — /hop euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that hops. 2. Informal. a person who travels or moves frequently from one place or situation to another (usually used in combination): a two week tour designed for energetic city hoppers. 3. any of various… …   Universalium

  • hopper — noun Date: 13th century 1. a. one that hops b. a leaping insect; specifically an immature hopping form of an insect (as a grasshopper or locust) 2. [from the shaking motion of hoppers used to feed grain into a mill] a. a usually funnel shaped… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hopper — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. receptacle, storage place, tank, freight car, hopper car; see also storehouse …   English dictionary for students

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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