trip·​per | \ ˈtri-pər \

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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In other words, the brains of dreamers and trippers looked more like those of babies and young children than those of focused, hard-working adults. Alison Gopnik, WSJ, "For Babies, Life May Be a Trip," 18 July 2018 Pinto's blast proved to be the first round-tripper of his up-and-coming collegiate career. Samford Athletics,, "Samford pitches past ETSU, 6-2; Evens SoCon-opening series at 1-1," 24 Nov. 2017 Visit the most popular sites outside midday hours; head onto remote trails as the day-trippers arrive. David Swanson,, "National parks where you can find solitude in summer," 1 July 2018 For road trippers in pursuit of hiking, biking, and even saving money by camping, Blue Ridge Parkway is an ideal route. Lydia Culp, Fox News, "Best US road trips," 2 Apr. 2018 Or take in the sunset with locals and day-trippers at the Halyard, the property’s stylish seafood restaurant. Jennifer Fernandez, WSJ, "’50s Motels Go From Bleak to Chic," 8 June 2018 Jesús Aguilar tied it up in the fourth with a leadoff homer off Romero, his third round-tripper in the last two games. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 5, Twins 4: Yelich's homer propels another road win," 19 May 2018 The Spartans' lone round-tripper of the weekend's series gave them a 7-5 lead, which ended up being a 7-6 victory in the series finale. Samford Athletics,, "Samford baseball to play for season sweep at No. 19 Auburn Tuesday," 23 Apr. 2018 Her speed turns most adventures on the bases into round-trippers. Andrew Turner,, "Daily Pilot Softball Dream Team: Unexpected year from Kelli Kufta kept Huntington Beach strong," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of tripper

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of tripper

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

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