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

  • noun One that makes loops.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In entomology, a measuring-worm; a geometrid larva: same as geometer, 3.
  • noun Hence plural The adult geometrid moths, Geometridæ or Geometrina. Also called measure-moths and land-measurers.
  • noun An implement used in uniting the ends of strips cut from rags for the woof or filling of rag carpets.
  • noun In the plural, buck-shot of large size.

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

  • noun An instrument, as a bodkin, for forming a loop in yarn, a cord, etc.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The larva of any species of geometrid moths. See Geometrid.

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

  • noun An instrument or tool, as a bodkin, for forming a loop in yarn or cord, etc.
  • noun An inchworm or measuring worm.

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

  • noun small hairless caterpillar having legs on only its front and rear segments; mostly larvae of moths of the family Geometridae


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  • A looper is your best friend: still don't have a footswitch for the Repeater so I used the trusty Headrush which worked great.

    after-action report: ARS session

  • External control of the looper is a necessity in any of these scenarios.

    Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community

  • The seesaw battle of opposing styles -- Mr. Owens is considered a "looper" for his top-spin shots, while Mr. Zhuang is more of a "blocker" with his traditional Chinese pen-hold grip -- continued until each won three games, forcing a decisive seventh.

    Pong Dynasty:

  • The 'looper' caterpillars mentioned above afford remarkable examples of 'protective' resemblance, for many of them show a marvellous likeness to the twigs of their food-plant, tubercles on the insect's body resembling closely the little outgrowths of the plant's cortex.

    The Life-Story of Insects

  • Here they remain until the spring, when they come out to feed on the young foliage and grow rapidly into the conspicuous cream, yellow and black 'looper' caterpillars mentioned in a previous chapter (p. 60).

    The Life-Story of Insects

  • If you're into live looping ala Robert Fripp and his Frippertronics system, the M9 also has that 28-second looper which is controllable via dedicated footswitches.

    Gearwire -

  • Greg Norman said his former looper, Tony Navarro, would be a great fit for Woods.

    Anyone Want to Carry Tiger's Bag?

  • Last year's NL batting champion, Ramirez committed a costly error in the second inning after Tony Abreu's looper dropped near him in short left field.

    Hanley Ramirez BENCHED For Shockingly Lazy Play

  • In Japan, the Axi is sold as a pet under the name wooper looper.

    Coolhunter: The Axolotl

  • Mays wanted his pitcher, Juan Marichal, to retaliate against Cub star Ernie Banks, but Marichal would only throw a looper over his head.



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