What does the word hamper mean?

Usage examples for hamper

  1. They can't stand this blow with so much top- hamper. – The Wreckers of Sable Island by J. Macdonald Oxley
  2. At the same time this very liberty seems to hamper and confine the Swedenborgians. – The Religious Life of London by 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 by Mrs. Humphry Ward