trip·​per | \ ˈtri-pər How to pronounce tripper (audio) \

Definition of tripper

1 chiefly British : one that takes a trip : tourist
2 : a tripping device (as for operating a railroad signal)

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Examples of tripper in a Sentence

day trippers who come to spend a few hours on the island

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Grandal's homer in the third pulled the Brewers to within 4-2, but Newman led off the fourth with a round-tripper of his own to stretch the Pirates' advantage back out to three after Houser seven of eight batters following his rough first. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Pirates 12, Brewers 2: Nightmare performance all the way around," 6 July 2019 With that round-tripper, Bogaerts took the American League lead for extra-base hits with 42 — and also tied for the second-most by a Red Sox shortstop through 81 games in at least the last 100 years. Alex Speier,, "Red Sox defeat White Sox at Fenway," 25 June 2019 Built on the site of a tent camp erected in around 1926 to house visiting dignitaries, LeConte Lodge hosts day trippers as well as overnight guests. Joe Yogerst, National Geographic, "Everything to know about Great Smoky Mountains National Park," 28 Mar. 2019 Day trippers wanting to check out the final days of the 24th annual Nantucket Film Festival, which ends June 24, will still find plenty of films and special guests. Loren King,, "A very different kind of Beatles movie," 20 June 2019 Fresh air, 500-year-old pine trees, and a mossy floor covering evoke storybook fantasies—and help rejuvenate weary road trippers before the hour-long return to Houghton County Memorial Airport in Hancock. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Road Trip: 3 Days in Northern Michigan," 19 July 2018 But the ball seemed to land a few rows short of Williams’ famed round-tripper. Kyle Hightower, The Seattle Times, "Devers’ walk-off hit in 9th lifts Red Sox over Blue Jays 7-6," 11 Apr. 2019 The championship round will feature the top two home run hitters of the second round, and the competitor who tallies the most round-trippers will win the event and earn the trophy. Samford Athletics,, "Samford baseball to host Media Home Run Derby Thursday," 2 May 2018 That interest has also put more traffic on the roads, as day-trippers from the South Fork or farther west on Long Island come to visit the area’s many wineries and farm stands. Julie Satow, New York Times, "The Ever Evolving North Fork," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of tripper

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tripper was in 1813

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English Language Learners Definition of tripper

chiefly British : a person who takes a short trip to visit an interesting place

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