Top"per (?), n.
One that tops, in any sense of the verb; specif.:
A cover of a top layer or part. [Colloq.]
One that excels, surpasses, or is extraordinary of its kind. [Slang]
Any device for cutting off tops; as, a turnip topper.
One who tops steel ingots.
A three-square float (file) used by comb makers.
A top hat. [Slang or Colloq.]
Tobacco left in the bottom of a pipe bowl; -- so called from its being often taken out and placed on top of the newly filled bowl. Also, a cigar stump. [Slang]
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