Webster 1913 Edition
One who, or that which, hops.
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.
A game. See
Tree hopper, under
The larva of a cheese fly.
A vessel for carrying waste, garbage, etc., out to sea, so constructed as to discharge its load by a mechanical contrivance; – called also
Bell and hopper
the apparatus at the top of a blast furnace, through which the charge is introduced, while the gases are retained.–
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.–
a water-closet, without a movable pan, in which the receptacle is a funnel standing on a draintrap.–
a faucet or valve for flushing the hopper of a water-closet.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.