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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Agriculture
hopperhop‧per /ˈhɒpə $ ˈhɑːpər/ noun [countable]  TAa large funnel1(1)
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hopperThe machinery drives two sets of stones, all of the equipment, such as hoppers, etc, still being complete.Apart from the obvious iron water wheel, there are two sets of stones complete with damsels, hoppers, tuns etc.Expanded pelleted diets result in less wastage by the animals, but food hoppers hold a smaller weight of food.He was clumsy, not yet a flyer, but already a good hopper.a grain hopperRichard Garnett also sells an induction hopper with a basket for dealing with bags of powders.At one point there were six of us barfing into the same hopper.As the hopper passed under him, Mitchell dropped from the ceiling into the human debris.Water is then fed into the hopper and the dilute liquid fed into the sprayer.
From Longman Business Dictionaryhopperhop‧per /ˈhɒpəˈhɑːpər/ noun [countable] a large container for waste, animal food, coal etc with a narrow opening at the bottom from where it can be emptied
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