Hamper

Noun

  • A large basket, usually with a cover, used for the packing and carrying of articles or small animals; as,

    "an oyster hamper, which contains two bushels"

  • A shackle; a fetter; anything which impedes.
  • A large basket, usually with a cover, used for the packing and carrying of articles or small animals; as,

    "a clothes hamper"

  • "a hamper of wine"

  • (nautical) Articles ordinarily indispensable, but in the way at certain times.

Verb

  • (transitive) To put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle; to ensnare; to inveigle; hence, to impede in motion or progress; to embarrass; to encumber.
  • (transitive) To put into a hamper.

    "Competition pigeons are hampered for the truck trip to the point of release where the race back starts."

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