hamper

Part of speech: verb

To hinder.

Part of speech: noun

A fetter.

Part of speech: noun

Rigging, etc., on a ship.

Part of speech: verb

To put into hampers.

Part of speech: noun

A large packing- basket.

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Usage examples "hamper":

  1. They can't stand this blow with so much top- hamper. - "The Wreckers of Sable Island", J. Macdonald Oxley.
  2. At the same time this very liberty seems to hamper and confine the Swedenborgians. - "The Religious Life of London", J. Ewing Ritchie.
  3. A small hamper of flowers, newly arrived from Lady Henry's Surrey garden, and not yet unpacked, was standing open on the table, with various empty flower- glasses beside it. - "Lady Rose's Daughter", Mrs. Humphry Ward.