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Meaning of chopper

chop•per

Pronunciation: (chop'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that chops.
  2. a short ax with a large blade, used for cutting up meat, fish, etc.; butcher's cleaver.
  3. a prehistoric implement made by striking flakes off one or both sides of a stone, considered the oldest known worked stone tool.
  4. the teeth.
  5. a helicopter.
  6. a motorcycle.
  7. a device for interrupting an electric current or a beam of light at regular intervals.
—v.i.
  1. We choppered into midtown from the airport.
    1. to travel by helicopter:We choppered into midtown from the airport.
    2. to travel by motorcycle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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