Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

to hoop + -er. (Wiktionary)

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