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tripper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tripper a catch mechanism that acts as a switch "the pressure activates the tripper and releases the water"
    • n tripper a tourist who is visiting sights of interest
    • n tripper a walker or runner who trips and almost falls
    • n tripper (slang) someone who has taken a psychedelic drug and is undergoing hallucinations
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Babe Ruth hit his first major-league home run on May 6, 1915. He was playing for the Boston Red Sox at the time. 'The Sultan of Swat' went on to smash 714 round-trippers before he retired, as a New York Yankee, in 1935.
    • Tripper An excursionist.
    • Tripper One who trips or supplants; also, one who walks or trips nimbly; a dancer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tripper A machine used to trip or unload a belt-conveyer. It consists essentially of two rolls placed one over the other in a suitable frame or support. The traveling-belt, guided upward by rollers supported by the frame of the tripper, passes over the upper roll, turns abruptly downward and backward and under the lower roll, and then onward in a horizontal direction. The load, which rests on the traveling-belt, is carried over the upper roll, when the sudden change in the direction of the belt throws it off into a spout which leads it away to the bins or other storage-places. The tripper may be fixed at one point, or it may travel on rails placed on each side of the conveyer for convenience in unloading at different points. The flxed tripper may be arranged to discharge into a bin and to stop automatically when the bin is full. See conveyer, 4.
    • n tripper One who trips or moves nimbly; also, one who stumbles, or who causes another to do so.
    • n tripper An excursionist; a tourist.
    • n tripper A street-railroad conductor or driver who is paid according to the number of trips which he makes, or who is employed to make special trips, as in the place of others who are laid off for any cause.
    • n tripper In mach., a part which causes another part to be suddenly released, or to trip.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tripper a cheap excursionist, a tourist doing a certain round: one who stumbles or who makes another stumble
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. trippen; cog. with Dut. trippen, trappen, to tread upon, trippelen, to trip, Sw. trippa, to trip.

Usage

In literature:

Then they were taken by the Indian trippers in strong boats that would hold from three to five tons.
"On the Indian Trail" by Egerton Ryerson Young
And I ate the scraps that the trippers left after their picnics at the top of Leith Hill where the tower is.
"The Lowest Rung" by Mary Cholmondeley
Comes up here and sells 'em to trippers.
"Isle o' Dreams" by Frederick F. Moore
Of less interest to-day, to the London tripper, than Boulogne and its debatable pleasures, Calais is a very cradle of history and romance.
"The Automobilist Abroad" by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
Don't say 'confounded trippers.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Dawn broke on the troubled river, and the prospect was enchanting to the heroic in the mind of the skiff-tripper.
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
That's why we're all one-trippers.
"The Hated" by Frederik Pohl
I hate marching about in a troop, like trippers.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
It's fearfully far from the station, though, which doesn't suit trippers.
"A Pair of Schoolgirls" by Angela Brazil
Sarah Pillig wuz some tripper in them days, too.
"The Idyl of Twin Fires" by Walter Prichard Eaton
The ancient town, which lay in a hollow, was left to holiday trippers, and these came in shoals during the summer months.
"The Mandarin's Fan" by Fergus Hume
Must I write to the Princess and say I was entirely mistaken, and I have no more influence over you than a tripper at Shepheard's Hotel?
"Caesar's Wife" by William Somerset Maugham
But the seaside trippers make the best of it.
"England" by Frank Fox
Some of the trippers and their ladies are wonderful to behold.
"Letters of a Diplomat's Wife" by Mary King Waddington
We didn't come here to be pestered by trippers.
"Rich Relatives" by Compton Mackenzie
Paper wherever you go; they're as bad as a lot of trippers!
"Mushroom Town" by Oliver Onions
The valleys are the home of the tripper; the alpine pastures, of the tourist; the snows, of the climber.
"The Alps" by Martin Conway
Five miles brought us to Kenilworth, about whose stately ruins were wandering the usual summer groups of trippers and tourists.
"From Gretna Green to Land's End" by Katharine Lee Bates
There's an aquarium there, and a seaside railway, and lots of trippers.
"The Price of Power" by William Le Queux
If these were trippers, then they possessed an exalted rank amongst trippers.
"The Broken Thread" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

As gallant as skipper as ever skipped
Or sailors as ever sailed
As valiant trippers as ever tripped
Or tailors as ever tailed.
"The Fate Of The 'Cabbage Rose'" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

But the state ban on day-trippers at the casino should be rethought.
It was his 30th round-tripper of the year.
Remote, uncrowded, and with mile after mile of Class I to III rapids, the Mistassibi Nord-Est is the perfect river for strong intermediate whitewater trippers.
SSA day-tripper creates quite an attraction.
Rare 'Day Tripper ' Recording With Jimi Hendrix.
Mustang's Wide Tripper now available in brown.
Dr John Unlocks His 21st Century Night Tripper .
"Day Tripper " was "a drug song," Lennon told Rolling Stone in 1970.
The Beatles "Day Tripper ".
On the back of his tractor was a "one tripper ".
The Washington State Department of Transportation is encouraging road-trippers to adopt a "know before you go" approach to travel.
The Washington State Department of Transportation is encouraging road-trippers to adopt a “know before you go”.
Day trippers can still gamble at The Greenbrier .
A West Virginia Lottery Commission panel will investigate allegations that day trippers have been allowed to gamble at The.
A West Virginia Lottery Commission panel will investigate allegations that day trippers have been allowed to gamble at The Greenbrier 's casino in violation of state laws and Lottery regulations.
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