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leaper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n leaper someone who bounds or leaps (as in competition)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Leaper A kind of hooked instrument for untwisting old cordage.
    • n Leaper One who, or that which, leaps.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n leaper One who or that which runs or leaps: as, a horse that is a good leaper.
    • n leaper An anglers' name for the salmon, from its leaping over obstructions in streams.
    • n leaper A tool used by junkmen for untwisting old rope; a loper.
    • n leaper Nautical, a sea that breaks on board a vessel; a wave that leaps over the rail.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hleápere,

Usage

In literature:

There were the greyhounds, the high-jumpers and wide-leapers.
"Michael, Brother of Jerry" by Jack London
I'll back him to be the biggest leaper and the quickest horse in Herefordshire.
"The Prime Minister" by Anthony Trollope
He is followed by a race of runners and leapers.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
This promontory has ever since been known as "Morne des Sauteurs," or the "Hill of the Leapers.
"Jack in the Forecastle" by John Sherburne Sleeper
Beyond all other Land Leapers, this Thorgist, or Turgesius, seems to have hated the churches.
"The Story Of Ireland" by Emily Lawless
The Irish are the highest and steadiest leapers in the world.
"The Glories of Ireland" by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
Hence they are all strong, robust, nimble leapers, runners, and dancers.
"The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Such a leaper, so fast, and such courage.
"Letters to Helen" by Keith Henderson
In the list of leapers Kit came last.
"The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus" by Horatio Alger Jr.
Is there any connection between loper and leaper, doctor?
"Dead Man's Land" by George Manville Fenn
An active leaper might have sprung on to the berg, could footing have been found.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
No leapers these, as are the white-footed and jumping mice, but short-legged and stout of body.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
He aspired to be the best wrestler, runner and leaper in school.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
This fellow was a greyhound leaper.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
The rider rose to view for a moment, like a leaper going over a fence sideways.
"The Great Cattle Trail" by Edward S. Ellis
Vaena, of Trinidad, had a darkish-coloured horse, though a bad leaper.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
The leap of Alvarado is among the famous deeds in history, and the leaper was a striking figure in the pioneering of the New World.
"The Spanish Pioneers" by Charles F. Lummis
The Lucky Leapers are forced to give them credit, though we don't want to do it.
"Betty Lee, Sophomore" by Harriet Pyne Grove
The unskilful leaper would merely fall on to the rough stones at the base of the pillars.
"Climbing in The British Isles, Vol. II" by W. P. Haskett Smith
Caught on the artificial fly as late as October, and is a great leaper.
"The Determined Angler and the Brook Trout" by Charles Bradford
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In news:

The 6-foot-10 leaper played just a tick under five minutes, all in the second quarter, recording a rebound and blocked shot.
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