from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that taps.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who taps
- n. A tap-dancer
- n. A phone tapper or wiretapper
- n. A tapster
- n. In early wireless telegraphs, a device used to shake loose the filings of a coherer.
- n. The lesser spotted woodpecker.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The lesser spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopus minor); -- called also tapperer, tabberer, little wood pie, barred woodpecker, wood tapper, hickwall, and pump borer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hammer for striking a bell or chime.
- n. A device for restoring a coherer to its normal resistance, after this has been affected by electric oscillations, by means of a series of slight mechanical shocks.
- n. One who or that which operates a screw-cutting tap for threading holes.
- n. One who taps or draws liquor; a tapster; specifically, an innkeeper.
- n. One who or that which taps or strikes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who wiretaps a telephone or telegraph wire
- n. a dancer who sounds out rhythms by using metal taps on the toes and heels of the shoes
- n. a tavern keeper who taps kegs or casks
- n. a person who strikes a surface lightly and usually repeatedly
- n. a worker who uses a tap to cut screw threads
tap + -er (Wiktionary)