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Hopper

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The word hopper has these meanings:-

  • A wide bin-like entry to feed large bulks of solid matter into a machine. It is open above, and tapers, being thinner at the bottom where it feeds into the mechanism.
  • In biology, the immature form or nymph of a locust. Large groups of these nymphs are called hopper bands.
  • In politics, in the United States House of Representatives, the Hopper is the box which sits on the House Clerk's desk, into which a bill or resolution is dropped for introduction.
  • In agriculture, a hopper on a combine is a tank or bin where the harvested grain is temporarily stored until it is unloaded to a truck or grain cart.
  • A type of goods railway wagon for carrying bulk solids. See hopper car for open-topped cars or covered hopper for cars with a roof.
  • In Sri Lankan cuisine a hopper is a food, used most frequently for breakfast.
  • In football, a supporter of the Grasshopper-Club Zurich.
  • In art Edward Hopper was an American painter, best remembered for his eerily realistic depictions of solitude in contemporary American life.
  • In chess, a hopper is a piece which moves by jumping over another piece.
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