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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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Of course we are the first in the world in terms of using different choppers as we have 13 types of western and eastern choppers flying in our country," he said.
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With its revolutionary looks and choice of six funky colours, the Chopper became the defining bike of the times.
Angelo said: "Price Chopper had the opportunity to buy a license, but they want it for nothing from the town.
Rohit flew it to a safe zone but soon lost contact with the air traffic control triggering concerns over the fate of the chopper and the personnel for nearly an hour.
As lawmakers and policy shapers around the country wrestle with this issue, however, motorcycle professionals are weighing in with thoughts of their own-including the pros that work at Big Bear Choppers.
There's no doubt: Customers will appreciate that Charter Arms and Orange County Choppers manufacture American-made products," said Dennis Donahue, director of merchandising for Bangers LT.
We're very pleased that the new Price Chopper Supermarket was completed on schedule and to the complete satisfaction of our client, despite the scheduling challenges caused by a particularly bad winter," said Bernard F.
The FNP beamline will consist of neutron guides, choppers, secondary shutters, monochromators, and shielding along with the necessary utilities, safety and radiation protection equipment, and appropriate ancillary equipment.
I was going to get one of the very first new Choppers to roll off the production line a purple one just like mine was and, in six or seven years' time, Charly would ride up and down the road on it .
The new Chopper retains the red-lined tyres, distinctive 'ape hanger' handlebars, elongated seat, back rest and chrome seat loop.
ALTHOUGH today it looks as if it was put together from a broken shopping trolley, when it was launched the Raleigh Chopper was the coolest thing on two wheels.