from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that makes or repairs wooden barrels and tubs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A craftsman who makes and repairs barrels and similar wooden vessels such as casks, buckets and tubs.
- v. To make and repair barrels etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who makes barrels, hogsheads, casks, etc.
- transitive v. To do the work of a cooper upon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One whose occupation is the making of barrels, tubs, and other vessels formed of staves and hoops.
- n. [So called from the practice at breweries of allowing the coopers a daily portion of stout and porter. Cf. porter, a malt liquor.] A popular London beverage, consisting half of stout and half of porter.
- To do the work of a cooper; make barrels, hogsheads, casks, etc.
- To mend or put in order: as, to cooper casks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a craftsman who makes or repairs wooden barrels or tubs
- n. United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883)
- v. make barrels and casks
- n. United States novelist noted for his stories of American Indians and the frontier life (1789-1851)
- n. United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
Middle English couper, from Middle Dutch kūper, from kūpe, basket, tub; see coop.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)