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ham·per1 / ˈhampər/ • n. a large basket with a lid used for laundry: a laundry hamper. ∎  a basket with a carrying handle and a hinged lid, used for food, cutlery, and plates on a picnic: a picnic hamper. ham·per2 • v. [tr.] (often be hampered) hinder or impede the movement or progress of: their work is hampered by lack of funds. • n. Naut. necessary but cumbersome equipment on a ship.

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hamper1 large wicker-work receptacle. XIV. Reduced form of AN. hanaper, OF. hanapier, f. (O) F. hanap drinking-vessel, cup (of Gmc. orig.); see -ER2.

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hamper2 obstruct the movement of. XIV. of unkn. orig.

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