Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A maker or repairer of barrels and tubs; a cooper.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who hoops casks or tubs; a cooper.
  • noun Same as hoopoe.
  • noun The European whooping swan, Cygnus musicus: so called from its cry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The European whistling, or wild, swan (Olor cygnus); -- called also hooper swan, whooping swan, and elk.
  • noun One who hoops casks or tubs; a cooper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who applies hoops to casks or tubs.
  • noun Someone who hula hoops.
  • noun The European whistling, or wild, swan (Olor cygnus); called also hooper swan, whooping swan, and elk.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to hoop + -er.

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