tap|per1 «TAP uhr», noun.
1. a telegraph key that makes a contact and breaks another in one motion.
2. a bell clapper.
3. a person who taps, as at a door.
4. a person who taps train wheels to test their soundness.
5. = cobbler. (Cf.cobbler)
tap|per2 «TAP uhr», noun.
1. a person who taps trees for the sap.
2. = milking machine. (Cf.milking machine)
3. = wiretapper.
[Old English tæppere a tapster < tæppian to tap2 < taeppe tap2]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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