• IPA: /ˈɹapɚ/

wrapper (plural wrappers)

  1. Something that is wrapped around something else as a cover or protection: a wrapping.
  2. An outer garment; a loose robe or dressing gown.
    • 1839, Edgar Allan Poe, ‘William Wilson’:
      ‘Please to examine, at your leisure, the inner linings of the cuff of his left sleeve, and the several little packages which may be found in the somewhat capacious pockets of his embroidered morning wrapper.’
    • 1855, Charles Dickens, The Holly-Tree
      It was eight o'clock to-morrow evening when I buckled up my travelling writing-desk in its leather case, paid my Bill, and got on my warm coats and wrappers.
  3. One who, or that which, wraps.
    He proved to be a remarkably efficient wrapper of parcels.
  4. (object-oriented) A construct, such as a class or module, that serves to mediate access to another.
    We need a Perl wrapper for this C++ library.
  • (construct that mediates access) adapter
  • wrapper class
  • primitive wrapper class
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  • Russian: наки́дка
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