chopper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chopper a grounder that bounces high in the air
    • n chopper a butcher's knife having a large square blade
    • n chopper an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
    • n chopper informal terms for a human `tooth'
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In "Cliff Hanger" when the girl is dangling off Stallone’s arm, the camera flashes to the chopper and the old man in the picture is laughing.
    • n Chopper One who, or that which, chops.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chopper One who or that which chops; specifically, a butchers' cleaver.—
    • n chopper A hand-tool used for thinning out rows of young plants.
    • n chopper A stout, lusty child; a bouncer.
    • n chopper A cheek of bacon.
    • n chopper A thatched roof. See chopper-cot and choppered.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Chopper one who or that which chops: a cleaver
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A form of Chap.

Usage

In literature:

After another march, and while still in the swamp, they heard wood-choppers, and Lemon started to reconnoitre.
"Sword and Pen" by John Algernon Owens
There are fully as many others who would be burdened with the cares of a ticket-chopper.
"Quaker Hill" by Warren H. Wilson
The wood-choppers must be organized as a column of axe-bearers.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
The chopper felt his resolve in his tightening grip and knew it would go hard with him if he were beaten.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Have him a wood-chopper boy this time.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
She took up a chopper and cut me like this.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
He went from that work to the place where the choppers were swinging their axes.
"Two Arrows" by William O. Stoddard
I am really rather a good chopper.
"The Greater Power" by Harold Bindloss
The sound of the distant choppers soon died away, and he was alone in the unearthly silence.
"The House in the Water" by Charles G. D. Roberts
He can see the financial value of a seeder, or a roller, or a feed chopper.
"In Times Like These" by Nellie L. McClung
There he met a wood-chopper at work.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
The chopper descends in front of him, almost taking his head off!
"Orphans of the Storm" by Henry MacMahon
If the chopper should get here sooner, tell him we'll be right back.
"The Thirst Quenchers" by Rick Raphael
Whereupon, Pierre laughed and assured the weary chopper that he had had his trouble for his pains.
"A Daughter of the Forest" by Evelyn Raymond
By occupation a wood-chopper, he was an active, strong man, but rather a clumsy dancer.
"Belford's Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888" by Various
The people who dwelt in the hut were wood-choppers; an old man, his son, who was the owner of the house, and some grandchildren.
"Tales of the Caravan, Inn, and Palace." by William Hauff
Trees lie felled miles away from any chopper.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
Oh, I'm glad it's Saturday, and I'm glad we're going after the chipper-chopper.
"Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail" by Howard R. Garis
In his hurry he had brought no other tools but his huge forge-hammer, his chopper and hatchet, and a knotted rope.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
But all this great western country was not given up to the farmer, the miner and the wood-chopper.
"The Story of Our Country"
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In poetry:

I will have never a noble,
No lineage counted great;
Fishers and choppers and ploughmen
Shall constitute a state.
"Boston Hymn" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Alas, those stories of wars and heroes
In as many as eight long cantos
Where have they gone!
Attacked by the chopper of your glances
All of them disappeared like dreams.
"Compensation -- English Translation" by Rabindranath Tagore
When knotted horse-tails are untied,
And teamsters whistle here and there.
And clumsy mitts are laid aside
And choppers' hands are bare,
And chips are thick where children play,
The Spring is coming round this way.
"When Early March Seems Middle May" by James Whitcomb Riley
from them blue depths nor choppering down skies
does Dr Present vault unto his task.
Henry is weft on his own.
Pluck Dr Present. Let his grievous wives
thrall lie to livey toads. May his chains bask.
lower him, Capt Owen, into the sun.
"Dream Song 114: Henry in trouble whirped out lonely whines" by John Berryman
The choppers heard not—the camp shanties echoed not;
The quick-ear'd teamsters, and chain and jack-screw men, heard not,
As the wood-spirits came from their haunts of a thousand years, to
join the refrain;
But in my soul I plainly heard.
"Song Of The Redwood-Tree" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Air Hogs Heli Replay, $69.95 on Amazon.com The Heli Replay is a standard tiny RC chopper with one trick up its sleeve—in addition to an RC controller, you can also fly it with your phone.
JConcepts has released a new 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT SuperCab body that features an intergrated spolier, plus Choppers tires that are available in both mounted and unmounted configurations.
Group Formed to Challenge Choppers.
Price Chopper 'Fills the Fridge .
Price Chopper's gentle transition from analog to an IP-based security infrastructure has paid dividends for the 119-store grocery chain.
The chopper is operated by the Danish Meteorological Institute.
The Department of National Defence says the chopper was on a training flight from Canadian Forces Base Shearwater when it experienced problems with its hydraulics and made an emergency landing.
Ground beef supply temporarily grinds to halt at one Clifton Park Price Chopper store.
Group Formed to Challenge Choppers.
Chopper was enroute to a hospital when it went down in Rochelle.
Chopper crashes near city of Rochelle.
A man attempted to hold up the Price Chopper grocery store in Hamilton early this morning but left without getting any money, the Madison County Sheriff's Office said.
In the first episode Connolly heads by chopper into the bush of Raukumara Ranges, north of Gisborne towards the remote East Cape, to hunt for red deer.
Improper labeling leads Price Chopper to recall pies.
Price Chopper has issued a recall of several pies after an ingredient was left off of the product label.
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In science:

The data were calibrated using the standard chopper wheel technique (Kutner & Ulich 1981) and are reported in main beam brightness temperature TM B .
Properties of Molecular Gas in Massive Low Surface Brightness Galaxies, Including New 12CO Observations of Three Malin 1 `Cousins'
Thus reducing the intensity necessary, and converting tension as needed as close as possible to fuel elements with very efficient micro-choppers.
The eel-like robot
On MAPS, an incident energy of 3 eV was selected by spinning the nimonic chopper at 100 Hz and the “A” Fermi chopper at 600 Hz.
Probing high-energy electronic excitations using inelastic neutron scattering
The telescope is positioned on one of the fields and the chopper smoothly scans the beams 17◦ in azimuth in a nearly triangular wave pattern at 5.1 Hz.
Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Measurement From Python V
Data taken during the right and left-going portions of the chopper cycle are modulated separately, to allow for cross-checks of the data.
Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Measurement From Python V
A chopper synchronous offset, due to differing amounts of spillover, is removed from each data file by subtracting the average of all stares in a file.
Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Measurement From Python V
The chopper synchronous offset is discussed in detail in Coble (1999), but typical values are 100 to 200 µK for each modulation, stable over a timescale of ∼ 5 files.
Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Measurement From Python V
Both the chopper synchronous offset and the ground shield offset subtractions are accounted for by adding a constraint matrix, CC , to the noise matrix (Bond, Jaffe, & Knox 1998).
Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Measurement From Python V
Our noise model assumes that the covariance between fields taken with different sets of files is negligible (as in Coble et al. 1999) because of the chopper offset removal and because of the long time between measurements.
Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Measurement From Python V
The matrix CS describes the noise in the timestream as a function of chopper sample s.
Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Measurement From Python V
In order to compute f (∆s), a chopper synchronous offset is first subtracted from the raw data.
Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Measurement From Python V
In order to get a simple form for CF , the field correlation matrix, we ignore the correlations between the two feeds and assume the correlation between fields i and j come only from the chopper offset subtraction.
Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Measurement From Python V
As calibrated by our chopper wheel, over the course of an hour integration, the best pixels in SPIFI achieve an instrument noise equivalent power (NEP) (referred to the front of the dewar) of 2.5 × 10−15 W Hz−1/2 .
Detection of the 205 um [NII] Line from the Carina Nebula
For this reason a chopper-stabilized read-out circuitry has been built of discrete elements at BUTE (Fig. 2).
Vibration Combined High Temperature Cycle Tests for Capacitive MEMS Accelerometers
With the help of these standard test specifications BUTE determined a combined TCT-FVT test plan for the MEMS devices provided by Qinetiq. A thermal test chamber and a chopper-stabilized read-out circuitry were also designed, built and characterized in order to carry out the tests.
Vibration Combined High Temperature Cycle Tests for Capacitive MEMS Accelerometers
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