tapper

Primary Meanings of tapper

1.
n
a person who strikes a surface lightly and usually repeatedly
2.
n
someone who wiretaps a telephone or telegraph wire
3.
n
a tavern keeper who taps kegs or casks
4.
n
a worker who uses a tap to cut screw threads
Full Definitions of tapper
1

n a person who strikes a surface lightly and usually repeatedly

“finger tappers irritated her”
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

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

Synonyms:
tap dancer
Type of:
dancer, professional dancer, terpsichorean
a performer who dances professionally
2

n someone who wiretaps a telephone or telegraph wire

Synonyms:
phone tapper, wiretapper
Type of:
eavesdropper
a secret listener to private conversations
3

n a tavern keeper who taps kegs or casks

Synonyms:
tapster
Type of:
publican, tavern keeper
the keeper of a public house
4

n a worker who uses a tap to cut screw threads

Type of:
worker
a person who works at a specific occupation

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