Coop (?), n. [Cf. AS. cypa a measure, D. kuip tub, Icel. kupa bowl, G. kufe coop tub; all fr. L. cupa vat, tub, LL. cupa, copa, cup. See Cup, and cf. Keeve.]

1.

A barrel or cask for liquor.

[Obs.]

Johnson.

2.

An inclosure for keeping small animals; a pen; especially, a grated box for confining poultry.

3.

A cart made close with boarde; a tumbrel.

[Scotch]

 

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Coop, v. t. [imp. & p.p. Cooped (?); p.pr. & vb.n. Cooping.]

To confine in a coop; hence, to shut up or confine in a narrow compass; to cramp; -- usually followed by up, sometimes by in.

The Trojans coopet within their walls so long. Dryden.

The contempt of all other knowledge . . . coops the understanding up within narrow bounds. Locke.

2.

To work upon in the manner of a cooper.

[Obs.] "Shaken tubs . . . be new cooped."

Holland.

Syn. -- To crowd; confine; imprison.

 

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