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2 [tap-er]
a person or thing that taps, as trees for the sap or juice, a blast furnace, cask, or other container for their contents, etc.
a person who cuts screw threads into the surface of a circular opening, as of a pipe, nut, etc.

before 1000; Old English tæppere (not recorded in ME); see tap2, -er1

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tapper (ˈtæpə)
1.  a person who taps
2.  a tool or instrument that taps
3.  dialect (Northern English) an unstable and violent person

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Her father, a migrant from the poor north-east, found work there as a rubber tapper.
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