Definition of Tapper

1. Noun. A tavern keeper who taps kegs or casks.

Exact synonyms: Tapster
Generic synonyms: Publican, Tavern Keeper
Derivative terms: Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap

2. Noun. A person who strikes a surface lightly and usually repeatedly. "Finger tappers irritated her"
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Derivative terms: Tap

3. Noun. A worker who uses a tap to cut screw threads.
Generic synonyms: Worker
Derivative terms: Tap

4. Noun. Someone who wiretaps a telephone or telegraph wire.
Exact synonyms: Phone Tapper, Wiretapper
Generic synonyms: Eavesdropper
Derivative terms: Tap, Wiretap

5. Noun. A dancer who sounds out rhythms by using metal taps on the toes and heels of the shoes.
Exact synonyms: Tap Dancer
Generic synonyms: Dancer, Professional Dancer, Terpsichorean
Derivative terms: Tap

Definition of Tapper

1. n. The lesser spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopus minor); -- called also tapperer, tabberer, little wood pie, barred woodpecker, wood tapper, hickwall, and pump borer.

Definition of Tapper

1. Noun. One who taps ¹

2. Noun. A tap-dancer ¹

3. Noun. A phone tapper or wiretapper ¹

4. Noun. (American English) A tapster ¹

5. Noun. (telegraphy) In early wireless telegraphs, a device used to shake loose the filings of a coherer. ¹

6. Noun. (UK dialect) The lesser spotted woodpecker. ¹

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Definition of Tapper

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

Medical Definition of Tapper

1. The lesser spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopus minor). Synonym: tapperer, tabberer, little wood pie, barred woodpecker, wood tapper, hickwall, and pump borer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tapper

tapoa tafa
tapped out
tapper (current term)
tappet wrench
tapping up
tappit hen

Literary usage of Tapper

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

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"T: tapper. Musician 22:96 F '17 Organizing and working out community ... T: tapper. Musician 22:498 Jl '17 Three factors in the music life of a community. ..."

2. Piano Mastery: Talks with Master Pianists and Teachers, and an Account of a by Harriette Moore Brower (1915)
"... VIII BERTHA TIERING tapper MASTERING PIANISTIC PROBLEMS IF environment and atmosphere are inspirational aids to piano teaching and playing, the students ..."

3. American Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms: A Reference Book by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley (1914)
"DIMENSIONS OF tapper TAPS NOTE. — tapper taps differ from machine taps in not having a square on the end of the shank. They are used in nut tapping machines ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Richard Vaughan Barnewall, John Leycester Adolphus (1833)
"Badcock 354 Stevens and Another, Doe dem. Sir W. Abdy ». 299 Street, Pierce v. 397 Strutt v. Robinson 395 tapper, Hall v. 655 Tatchell, Doe dem. Sturges v. ..."

5. Modern Engineering Practice: Steam, Electricity, Mechanics by Frank Wakeley Gunsaulus, Ill American School (Chicago, American School (Chicago, Ill.) (1903)
"The relay, in its turn, causes the larger battery, r, to pass a current through the tapper or interrupter, p, and also through the electromagnets of the ..."

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