1) A vessel made of copper, noted first in connection with brewing and then later with the preparation of food or boiling laundry.
1540 as a copper to brewe in, Whitby
1668 one copper and masfatt two tubbs two barrels Ł3 5 0, Knaresborough
1680 One copper with all the brueing vessels belongeing to itt Ł3 1 6, Selby
1755 heard the bellman cry a copper that was stolen, Leeds.