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clipper Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun (electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform)
    limiter.
    • a limiter introduces amplitude distortion
  2. noun a fast sailing ship used in former times
    clipper ship.
  3. noun shears for cutting grass or shrubbery (often used in the plural)
  4. noun scissors for cutting hair or finger nails (often used in the plural)
WordNet

Clip"per noun
Definitions
  1. One who clips; specifically, one who clips off the edges of coin.
    The value is pared off from it into the clipper's pocket. Locke.
  2. A machine for clipping hair, esp. the hair of horses.
  3. (Naut.) A vessel with a sharp bow, built and rigged for fast sailing. -- Clip"per-built` a. ✍ The name was first borne by "Baltimore clippers" famous as privateers in the early wars of the United States.

Webster 1913


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