from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Agent noun of leap; one who leaps.
  • n. A kind of hooked instrument for untwisting old cordage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, leaps.
  • n. A kind of hooked instrument for untwisting old cordage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which runs or leaps: as, a horse that is a good leaper.
  • n. An anglers' name for the salmon, from its leaping over obstructions in streams.
  • n. A tool used by junkmen for untwisting old rope; a loper.
  • n. Nautical, a sea that breaks on board a vessel; a wave that leaps over the rail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who bounds or leaps (as in competition)


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  • The leaper is the glory of the team, but the catchers are life to him; each of the team is life to all the rest.

    The King Must Die

  • Although he was known as a leaper who could dunk with prep's best, he was also a threat from downtown hitting 53 of 147 attempts from beyond the 19-foot-9-inch arc.

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  • Chet might have flunked out of police school ( "I'd been the best leaper in K-9 class, which had led to all the trouble in a way I couldn't remember exactly, although blood was involved"), but he's a detective through and through.

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  • It isn't long before he's spotted by the crowd on Madison Avenue, and not much longer before police detectives, including the acerbic Jack Dougherty Ed Burns, realize that there isn't a fingerprint in the room by which to identify their would-be leaper.

    'Man on a Ledge' Does a Balancing Act

  • "I'm not the highest leaper, but I do have decent timing," he says.

    Hard work the mantra of our inaugural All-Rambis Team

  • F Jerome Hamilton is an excellent leaper who will wait behind an experienced group of big men.

    Missouri Valley Conference

  • If you hook it to the bucket and have the driver drive in reverse you can simulate a leaper as the bucket goes up and down.

    Testing Fly Reels With A Four-Wheeler

  • Mr. Fields, a 6-foot-7 leaper, averaged 22 points and 8.8 rebounds at Stanford last season, but didn't even appear among the 108 prospects listed in the NBA's Draft Media Guide.

    The Knicks Grab Pair of Longshots

  • No more blathering about headlight eyebrows and leaper hood ornaments, elements of the XJ that reach back for decades.

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  • And Sancho, she's such a good leaper you have to get her away from the basket.

    Dream 86, Mystics 79, OT


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