- anything that nips, or pinches
- [pl.] any of various tools for grasping or severing wire, etc. as pliers, pincers, or forceps
- any of certain organs of animals, used in biting, grasping, holding, etc.; specif.,
- an incisor tooth of a horse
- the pincerlike claw of a crab or lobster; chela
- Chiefly Brit., Informal a small boy; lad
- [pl.]Slang handcuffs or leg irons
- often nippers A tool, such as pliers or pincers, used for squeezing or nipping.
- A pincerlike part, such as the large claw of a crustacean.
- Chiefly British A small boy.
- One who, or that which, nips.
- (usually in the plural) Any of various devices (as pincers) for nipping.
- (slang) A child.
- (Australia) A child aged from 5 to 13 in the Australian surf life-saving clubs.
- (Canada, slang, Newfoundland) A mosquito.
- One of four foreteeth in a horse.
- A fish, the cunner.
- A European crab (Polybius henslowii).
- The claws of a crab or lobster.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.