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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
dropper \drop"per\, n.
1. One who, or that which, drops. Specif.: (Fishing) A fly
that drops from the leader above the bob or end fly.
2. A dropping tube, usually of glass or plastic with a narrow
opening at the tip and a rubber bulb at the top which can
be squeezed to control intake or outflow of the fluid. The
word is used in combinations with obvious significance, as
eye dropper, medicine dropper, etc.
Syn: eye dropper. [1913 Webster +PJC]
3. (Mining) A branch vein which drops off from, or leaves,
the main lode.
4. (Zool.) A dog which suddenly drops upon the ground when it
sights game, -- formerly a common, and still an
occasional, habit of the setter.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: 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" [syn: dropper, eye dropper]
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