1 [lop-er]
a person or thing that lops.

1530–40; lop1 + -er1

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2 [lop-er]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object) Scot. and North Central U.S.
(especially of milk) to curdle or coagulate.

1300–50; Middle English loperen, equivalent to lop- (< Old Norse hlaup coagulation) + -er -er6 + -en infinitive suffix

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lop1 (lɒp)
vb (usually foll by off) , lops, lopping, lopped
1.  to sever (parts) from a tree, body, etc, esp with swift strokes
2.  to cut out or eliminate from as excessive
3.  a part or parts lopped off, as from a tree
[C15 loppe branches cut off; compare lob1]

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Small limbs can be removed easily with pruning shears or a pole-lopper provided they are within reach from the ground.
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