looper


looper
/looh"peuhr/, n.
1. a person or thing that loops something or forms loops.
2. a measuringworm.
3. the thread holder in a sewing machine using two threads.
4. Baseball. blooper (def. 3a).
[1725-35; LOOP1 + -ER1]

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Larva of any member of a large, widespread group (mostly in the family Geometridae, with some in the family Noctuidae) of moths.

Loopers move in a characteristic "inching" or "looping" gait by extending the front part of the body and bringing the rear up to meet it. Resembling twigs or leaf stems, they feed on foliage, and can seriously damage or destroy trees.

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  • looper — /ˈlupə/ (say loohpuh) noun 1. someone or something that loops something or forms loops. 2. Also, looper caterpillar, inchworm. a measuring worm. 3. the thread holder in a sewing machine using two threads …   Australian English dictionary

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