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looper

Line breaks: loop¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈluːpə
 
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Definition of looper in English:

noun

1A caterpillar of a geometrid moth, which moves forward by arching itself into loops. Also called measuring worm or ( North American ) inchworm.
Example sentences
  • They are economical to raise, however, and mass releases can be very effective against corn earworm, cabbageworms, loopers, hornworms, codling moth and other leaf-eating caterpillars.
  • The newly seeded alfalfa has plant bugs and potato leafhoppers and established alfalfa has army worms, alfalfa loopers, thistle caterpillars, and variegated cut worms.
  • Aphids, cabbage loopers, flea beetles, leafhoppers and leaf miners are some of the insects that attack lettuce, but slug are the most notorious for loving lettuce.
2A device for making loops.
Example sentences
  • There was no time to wonder at the marvels of engineering that kept loopers, needles and blades dancing without a misstep even as the speed hit maximum.
  • Use decorative thread in the upper looper and adjust the machine for a short, rolled-edge stitch.
  • Using a 4-thread, medium-length balanced stitch and serger thread in the needle and loopers, serge the front to back at both shoulders.

Words that rhyme with looper

blooper, cooper, Cowper, duper, grouper, Hooper, pea-souper, pupa, scooper, snooper, stupa, stupor, super, trooper, trouper, whooper

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