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Noun: roper  row-pu(r)
  1. A decoy who lures customers into a gambling establishment (especially one with a fixed game)
  2. A cowboy who uses a lasso to rope cattle or horses
  3. A craftsman who makes ropes
    - ropemaker, rope-maker

Derived forms: ropers

Type of: artificer, artisan, cattleman, cowboy, cowhand, cowherd, cowman, cowpoke [N. Amer, informal], cowpuncher [N. Amer], craftsman, craftsperson, decoy, journeyman, puncher [N. Amer], steerer

Encyclopedia: Roper, NC