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HOP'PER, noun [See Hop.] One who hops, or leaps on one leg.

1. Properly, a wooden trough through which grain passes into a mill; so named from its moving or shaking. But we give the name to a box or frame of boards, which receives the grain before it passes into the trough, and also to a similar box which receives apples for conducting them into a mill.

1. A vessel in which seed-corn is carried for sowing.