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clipper

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noun clip·per \ˈkli-pər\

Simple Definition of clipper

  • : a device used for cutting something

  • : a person who clips something

  • : a very fast type of sailing ship that was used especially in the 1800s

Full Definition of clipper

  1. 1 :  one that clips something

  2. 2 :  an implement for clipping especially hair, fingernails, or toenails —usually used in plural

  3. 3 a :  one that moves swiftly b :  a fast sailing ship; especially :  one with long slender lines, an overhanging bow, tall masts, and a large sail area

14th Century

First Known Use of clipper

14th century


CLIPPER Defined for Kids

clipper

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noun clip·per \ˈkli-pər\

Definition of clipper

  1. 1 clippers plural :  a device used for clipping <hair clippers> <nail clippers>

  2. 2 :  a fast sailing ship with three tall masts and large square sails

  3. 3 :  a person who clips





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