Definition of Dropper

1. Noun. Pipet consisting of a small tube with a vacuum bulb at one end for drawing liquid in and releasing it a drop at a time. "She used an eye dropper to administer medication to the eyes"

Exact synonyms: Eye Dropper
Generic synonyms: Pipet, Pipette
Derivative terms: Drop



Definition of Dropper

1. n. One who, or that which, drops. Specif.: (Fishing) A fly that drops from the leader above the bob or end fly.

Definition of Dropper

1. Noun. A utensil for dispensing a single drop of liquid at a time. ¹

2. Noun. One who drops something, especially one who drops a specific item to cause mischief. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) A software component designed to install malware on a target system. ¹

4. Noun. (fishing) A fly that drops from the leaden above the bob or end fly. ¹

5. Noun. (mining) A branch vein which drops off from, or leaves, the main lode. ¹

6. Noun. A dog which suddenly drops upon the ground when it sights game. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dropper

1. a tube for dispensing liquid in drops [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dropper

1. 1. One who, or that which, drops. Specif., A fly that drops from the leaden above the bob or end fly. 2. A dropping tube. 3. A branch vein which drops off from, or leaves, the main lode. 4. A dog which suddenly drops upon the ground when it sights game, formerly a common, and still an occasional, habit of the setter. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dropper

dropoff
dropoffs
dropout
dropout factories
dropout factory
dropouts
droppable
dropped
dropped beat
dropped ceiling
dropped egg
dropped eggs
dropped in
dropped off
dropped out
dropper (current term)
dropperful
dropperfuls
droppers
droppersful
droppest
droppeth
dropping
dropping in
dropping off
dropping out
dropping point
dropping zone
droppingly

Literary usage of Dropper

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1. The Immediate care of the injured by Albert Sidney Morrow (1912)
"Medicine-dropper (Stoney). FIG. 132.—Medicine-glass (Stoney). and in the second ... The glass or dropper used for this purpose should always be perfectly ..."

2. Aerodynamics: Constituting the First Volume of a Complete Work on Aerial Flight by Frederick William Lanchester (1907)
"The phne dropper, as its name implies, is an apparatus in which the aeroplane is allowed to ... The experiments made with the plane dropper are numerous, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"and has also adopted Thomson's water-dropper (which consists merely of an insulated can of water connected with the quadrants of the electrometer, ..."

4. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"Rum-dropper (old cant), a vintner. Rum duke (old), a half-witted, awkward boor. Rum-gagger (nautical), a cheat who tells wonderful stories of his sufferings ..."

5. An Ephemeris of Materia Medica, Pharmacy, Therapeutics and Collateral by Edawrd P. Squibbs (1885)
"The bent form of this dropper is illustrated in the subjoined cut, of one-third the natural size, and in the position held in dropping. ..."

6. Lives of the Queens of England of the House of Hanover by Doran (John) (1875)
"... An eaves-dropper—A forged note—A mistress's revenge—Murder of the count—The Countess Aurora ... dropper ..."

7. How to Fish: A Treatise on Trout & Trout-fishers by William Earl Hodgson (1907)
"... three-inch dropper really does extend itself full- A dropper ATTACHMENT. (Engraved from a model made by the Author.) length from the cast; ..."

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