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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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Alan Oakley, who drew the initial design for the Chopper on the back of an envelope while flying back from the United States in 1967, died in Nottingham on Friday.
The customized themed chopper will tour the country over the next year as part of a new advertising campaign," said Nick Ecker, president of Charter Arms.
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