Definition of knapper in US English:



  • See knap

    • ‘If Davidson is right, the famed ‘improvement’ in hand axes 600,000 years ago would simply mean that knappers were getting more and finer flakes from each stone.’
    • ‘We now know more than the simple fact that prehistoric knappers obtained tool stone at the Hatch quarry.’
    • ‘The ancient knappers struck nodules nearly dead center with a wedge initiation of 90 deg.’
    • ‘At the moment, it is thought either to be a Neolithic axe rough-out or the work of a modern flint knapper.’
    • ‘Once again, the Hatch quarry represents a prospect site where the prehistoric knappers came to obtain jasper nodules and tablets scattered across the surface.’