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chopper

1. Chiefly Brit a small hand axe
2. a butcher's cleaver
3. an informal name for a helicopter
4. Physics a device for periodically interrupting an electric current or beam of radiation to produce a pulsed current or beam
5. a type of bicycle or motorcycle with very high handlebars and an elongated saddle
6. NZ a child's bicycle

chopper

[′chäp·ər]
(engineering)
Any knife, axe, or mechanical device for chopping or cutting an object into segments.
(physics)
A device for interrupting an electric current, beam of light, or beam of infrared radiation at regular intervals, to permit amplification of the associated electrical quantity or signal by an alternating-current amplifier; also used to interrupt a continuous stream of neutrons to measure velocity.

chopper

A colloquial term for helicopter.
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"The threat situation requires or demands many of these operations being conducted at night to afford the squad to get to positions of advantage," said Choppa. "Many of these foot operations are under conditions where the squad can make contact with the threat force at any time.
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In addition, Bob Choppa has rejoined Century as vice president of upholstery.
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"We're trying to get more color back into our line," said Bob Choppa, vice president for upholstery merchandising for Century.