(military) An RAF World War II code name for patrols to protect fishing boats in the Irish and North Seas against attack from the air.
- kippered herring
Other Word Forms of Kipper
Origin of Kipper
Middle English kipre a male salmon in the spawning season from Old English cypera probably from cyperen of copper from coper copper (because of the fish's color during the spawning season) copper1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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