loper

[loh-per]
noun
1.
a person or thing that lopes, as a horse with a loping gait.
2.
Also called draw runner, draw slip. Furniture. either of two runners coming forward to support a hinged leaf, as the slant front of a desk.

Origin:
1475–85; lope + -er1

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lope (ləʊp)
 
vb
1.  (intr) (of a person) to move or run with a long swinging stride
2.  (intr) (of four-legged animals) to run with a regular bounding movement
3.  to cause (a horse) to canter with a long easy stride or (of a horse) to canter in this manner
 
n
4.  a long steady gait or stride
 
[C15: from Old Norse hlaupa to leap; compare Middle Dutch lopen to run]
 
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n

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