Definitions for tapper

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tapster, tapper(noun)

    a tavern keeper who taps kegs or casks

  2. tapper(noun)

    a person who strikes a surface lightly and usually repeatedly

    "finger tappers irritated her"

  3. tapper(noun)

    a worker who uses a tap to cut screw threads

  4. tapper, wiretapper, phone tapper(noun)

    someone who wiretaps a telephone or telegraph wire

  5. tap dancer, tapper(noun)

    a dancer who sounds out rhythms by using metal taps on the toes and heels of the shoes


  1. tapper(Noun)

    One who taps

  2. tapper(Noun)

    A tap-dancer

  3. tapper(Noun)

    A phone tapper or wiretapper

  4. tapper(Noun)

    A tapster

  5. tapper(Noun)

    In early wireless telegraphs, a device used to shake loose the filings of a coherer.

  6. tapper(Noun)

    The lesser spotted woodpecker.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tapper(noun)

    the lesser spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopus minor); -- called also tapperer, tabberer, little wood pie, barred woodpecker, wood tapper, hickwall, and pump borer


  1. Tapper

    Tapper, also known as Root Beer Tapper, is a 1983 arcade game released by Bally Midway. The goal of the game is to serve beer and collect empty mugs and tips.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Tapper

    The key used in single needle telegraph transmitters. It comprises two flat springs L, E, each with a handle, normally pressed upward against one contact bar Z, and when pressed down by the operator making contact against a lower bar C when messages are to be transmitted. A double tapper, such as shown, is used for each instrument. Synonyms--Double Tapper Key--Pedal Key.


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