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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 clip·per /ˈklɪpɚ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clip·per n.
 1. One who clips; specifically, one who clips off the edges of coins.
    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 with a fast hull and tall sails, rigged for fast sailing, and used in trade where the cargo capacity was less important than the speed; -- called also clipper ship.  -- Clip*per-built a.
 Note:The name was first borne by “Baltimore clippers” famous as privateers in the early wars of the United States.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (electronics) an 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); "a limiter introduces amplitude distortion"
           [syn: limiter]
      2: a fast sailing ship used in former times [syn: clipper ship]
      3: shears for cutting grass or shrubbery [syn: clippers]
      4: scissors for cutting hair or finger nails [syn: clippers]