Definition of Looper

1. Noun. Small hairless caterpillar having legs on only its front and rear segments; mostly larvae of moths of the family Geometridae.

Exact synonyms: Inchworm, Measuring Worm
Generic synonyms: Caterpillar



Definition of Looper

1. n. An instrument, as a bodkin, for forming a loop in yarn, a cord, etc.

Definition of Looper

1. Noun. An instrument or tool, as a bodkin, for forming a loop in yarn or cord, etc. ¹

2. Noun. An inchworm or measuring worm. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Looper

1. one that loops [n -S] - See also: loops

Medical Definition of Looper

1. 1. An instrument, as a bodkin, for forming a loop in yarn, a cord, etc. 2. The larva of any species of geometrid moths. See Geometrid. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Looper

loop of Henle
loop of henle
loop of hypoglossal nerve
loop quantum gravity
loop ratio
loop ratios
loop resection
loop the loop
loop topology
loop transfer function
loop transfer functions
loopable
loopback
loopbacks
looped
looper (current term)
loopers
loophole
loopholed
loopholes
loopholing
loopie
loopier
loopies
loopiest
loopily
loopiness
loopinesses
looping
loopings

Literary usage of Looper

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Among the Moths and Butterflies: A Revised and Enlarged Edition of "Insect by Julia Perkins Ballard (1902)
"A BLACKBERRY looper. ON July 17, 1884, I secured from a blackberry a very curious "looper" caterpillar. He was of a mulberry-brown color mottled and ringed, ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"Geometer, looper, green looper, 4. Gloomy, sad, dismal, morose, discontented, austere. Spar, v. n i. Box. SOOT, va I. Make acid, turn sour. 5. ..."

3. A Manual of Forestry by William Schlich (1907)
"... or Pine looper-Motti). a. Description. Moth with a wing-expanse of 35 mm. $ bright yellow, with a sharply-defined area at the tip of the fore-wings and ..."

4. Insect Pests of Farm, Garden and Orchard by Ezra Dwight Sanderson (1921)
"The Celery looper * This species is very closely related to the cabbage looper ... According to Forbes and Hart it is more common than the cabbage looper in ..."

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