- a person who cuts, trims, etc.
- a tool for cutting or trimming: a barber's clippers
Origin of clipperfor sense, see cutter
- ⌂ a sharp-bowed, narrow-beamed sailing ship (c. 1830-54) built for great speed
- a modified form of this with less speed and greater cargo capacity
- something regarded as exceptionally swift
- Electronics a circuit designed to limit the amplitude of an output signal to a preset level
Origin of clipperMiddle English ; from clippen, clip; senses 3 and amp; 4 influenced, influence (?) by Middle Dutch klepper, origin, originally , swift horse ; from Low German kleppen, to sound like hoofbeats (echoic)
- One that cuts, shears, or clips.
- often clippers An instrument or tool for cutting, clipping, or shearing: nail clippers.
- Nautical A fast, square-rigged ship developed in the mid-19th century, having a sharp bow, tall masts, and a large sail area.
- One that moves very fast.
- Electronics See limiter.
lithograph of the Flying Cloud by American lithographers Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives
- Anything that clips.
- (chiefly in the plural) A tool used for clipping something, such as hair, coins, or fingernails.
- Something that moves swiftly; especially:
- (electronics) A circuit which prevents the amplitude of a wave from exceeding a set value.