• WordNet 3.6
    • n topper a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur
    • n topper a woman's short coat
    • n topper an exceedingly good witticism that surpasses all that have gone before
    • n topper the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others "he could beat the best of them"
    • n topper a worker who cuts tops off (of trees or vegetables etc.)
    • n topper a worker who makes or adds the top to something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Topper A cover of a top layer or part.
    • Topper A three-square float (file) used by comb makers.
    • Topper A top hat.
    • Topper Any device for cutting off tops; as, a turnip topper .
    • Topper One that excels, surpasses, or is extraordinary of its kind.
    • Topper One that tops, in any sense of the verb;
    • Topper One who tops steel ingots.
    • Topper Tobacco left in the bottom of a pipe bowl; -- so called from its being often taken out and placed on top of the newly filled bowl. Also, a cigar stump.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n topper An exceptionally high sea or wave.
    • n topper One who or that which tops. Tho upper part, layer, or covering of anything.
    • n topper One who or that which excels; anything surpassing or extraordinary.
    • n topper A blow on the head.
    • n topper Same as float-file (which see, under file).
    • n topper The stump of a smoked cigar; the tobacco which is left in the bottom of a pipe-bowl.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Topper one who, or that which, excels
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. top; Ger. zopf.


In literature:

However, Topper's fangs had not broken the skin, thanks to the handkerchief, though certainly not to Topper.
"Dr. Jolliffe's Boys" by Lewis Hough
You might have given me a topper with a stone, and run away; too late now.
"Cutlass and Cudgel" by George Manville Fenn
Topper, topper, Jimmy head um.
"Bunyip Land" by George Manville Fenn
Wish I'd give him a good topper before we zhut the door.
"Nic Revel" by George Manville Fenn
And I no more believe Topper was really blind than I believe he had eyes in his boots.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6" by Charles H. Sylvester
It was Sir Runan's topper!
"Much Darker Days" by Andrew Lang (AKA A. Huge Longway)
Will the hallowed "topper" vanish, And the frock-coat fade from view?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, February 25, 1893" by Various
And the 'topper' you wear on Sunday!
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
I say, Master Jack, this is a topper, isn't it?
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
Like as not, if he gets better, he'll give me a topper.
"Crown and Sceptre" by George Manville Fenn

In poetry:

They named her Perseverance, and they sent her out to sea
To show the folks in foreign parts a figurehead of HE,
With a go-to-meeting topper of the real stove-pipe sort
And the kind of stick-up collar Mr. Gladstone used to sport.
"The Figurehead" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

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Believe Entertainment Group's William H Masterson III and Dan Goodman flank Twitter topper Dick Costolo.
Four delectable salad toppers you can whip up in minutes.
Story and Photos by Dr Martin D Topper.
Tight end Doyle 'the heart' of Toppers offense.
Jay's Memorable Moment #5 – 'Toppers Topped .
Finish this one-dish meal off with your favorite potato toppers.
Make our brilliant star tree topper .
The Tire Topper is lightweight and portable, and fits all size tires.
Chelsea shares what she learned during her week in the Topper trenches.
Old Topper 's Current Top Performers Worldwide.

In science:

Radev et al.2004] Radev, Dragomir, Timothy Allison, Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, John Blitzer, Arda C¸ elebi, Stanko Dimitrov, Elliott Drabek, Ali Hakim, Wai Lam, Danyu Liu, Jahna Otterbacher, Hong Qi, Horacio Saggion, Simone Teufel, Michael Topper, Adam Winkel, and Zhu Zhang. 2004.
Scientific Paper Summarization Using Citation Summary Networks
Topper from Arthur Andersen, Frankfurt, where the first ideas to the present work emerged, O. D¨urst from DG Bank, Frankfurt, and with colleagues at the Institut f¨ur Theoretische Physik, G¨ottingen.
Using path integrals to price interest rate derivatives