/kooh"peuhr ij, koop"euhr-/, n.
1. the work or business of a cooper.
2. the place where such work is carried on.
3. articles made by a cooper, as barrels or casks.
4. the price paid or charged for coopers' work.
[1425-75; late ME. See COOPER, -AGE]

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