dumper

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noun dump·er \ˈdəm-pər\

Definition of dumper

  1. 1 :  one that dumps: as a :  dump truck b :  a device used for unloading freight cars by tilting or dumping

  2. 2 :  a state of collapse, failure, or ruin <the economy is in the dumper>

Examples of dumper in a sentence

  1. The cops caught the illegal dumpers.

  2. The economy is in the dumper.

1856

First Known Use of dumper

1856



DUMPER Defined for English Language Learners

dumper

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noun dump·er \ˈdəm-pər\

Definition of dumper for English Language Learners

  • : a person who leaves waste where it is not supposed to be left

  • the dumper : a state of failure


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