hop·​per·​doz·​er | \ ˈhäpə(r)ˌdōzə(r) \

Definition of hopperdozer

: a device for catching and destroying insects (as grasshoppers) that is drawn on runners across a field and has a shield against which insects jump and fall into a pan containing kerosene or oil

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History and Etymology for hopperdozer

hopper entry 1 + -dozer (as in bulldozer)

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“Hopperdozer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hopperdozer. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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