Definition of reeper in English:

reeper

noun

Anglo-Indian
  • A lath used in making a roof.

Origin

Mid 18th century. Probably from Marathi rīp lath used in making a roof or its apparent etymon Telugu rivva, rebba small branch (earlier *rippa, *rimpa), perhaps influenced in form by rafter.

Pronunciation

reeper

/ˈriːpə/