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dropper

  

      n  
1    a small tube having a rubber bulb at one end for drawing up and dispensing drops of liquid  
2    a person or thing that drops  
3      (Angling)   a short length of monofilament by which a fly is attached to the main trace or leader above the tail fly  
4      (Austral. and N.Z.)   a batten attached to the top wire of a fence to keep the wires apart  
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batten   [1]  
      n  
1    a sawn strip of wood used in building to cover joints, provide a fixing for tiles or slates, support lathing, etc.  
2    a long narrow board used for flooring  
3    a narrow flat length of wood or plastic inserted in pockets of a sail to give it proper shape  
4    a lath used for holding a tarpaulin along the side of a raised hatch on a ship  
5      (Theatre)  
a    a row of lights  
b    the strip or bar supporting them  
6      (Also called)    dropper            (N.Z.)   an upright part of a fence made of wood or other material, designed to keep wires at equal distances apart  
      vb  
7    tr   to furnish or strengthen with battens  
8    batten down the hatches  
a    to use battens in nailing a tarpaulin over a hatch on a ship to make it secure  
b    to prepare for action, a crisis, etc.  
     (C15: from French bâton stick; see baton)  
  battening      n  


dropper         
      n  
1    a small tube having a rubber bulb at one end for drawing up and dispensing drops of liquid  
2    a person or thing that drops  
3      (Angling)   a short length of monofilament by which a fly is attached to the main trace or leader above the tail fly  
4      (Austral. and N.Z.)   a batten attached to the top wire of a fence to keep the wires apart  

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Dopper, drop, drover, droplet

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