dump·​er | \ ˈdəm-pər How to pronounce dumper (audio) \

Definition of dumper

1 : one that dumps: such as
b : a device used for unloading freight cars by tilting or dumping
2 : a state of collapse, failure, or ruin the economy is in the dumper

Examples of dumper in a Sentence

The cops caught the illegal dumpers. The economy is in the dumper.
Recent Examples on the Web The thing about dumping is that the dumpee often worries for hours or days afterward when the dumper walks away relieved. Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2021 With her ex’s help all those years ago, her credit went into the dumper. Gregg Doyel, The Indianapolis Star, 24 Nov. 2021 During another incident not far away, a dumper who had piled garbage onto a tarp in the back of a pickup fastened the tarp to a pole, then slammed on the gas pedal. Noah Baustin, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Aug. 2021 Prior to the dumper being installed, each machine is taken for a test drive up and down the residential streets of quiet Paramount. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, 9 May 2021 Spriggs is lazy and a dumper, and joe seems overwhelmed. Joseph Flaherty, Arkansas Online, 28 Nov. 2020 Others began to point up and yell at the apparent ice dumper. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 3 June 2020 The divestiture follows the 2017 disposals of its backhoe loader and dumper business to Mecalac and the material-handling and ports division to Konecranes Oyj. Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2019 Still in the dumper for its second century in a row: Adolf. Judas and Herod also nowhere on the radar. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of dumper

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dumper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dumper. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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