A professional assassin.

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

Drop"per (?), n.

1.

One who, or that which, drops. Specif.: Fishing A fly that drops from the leaden above the bob or end fly.

2.

A dropping tube.

3. Mining

A branch vein which drops off from, or leaves, the main lode.

4. Zool.

A dog which suddenly drops upon the ground when it sights game, -- formerly a common, and still an occasional, habit of the setter.

 

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