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clipper

noun clip·per \ˈkli-pər\

: 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
:  one that clips something
2
:  an implement for clipping especially hair, fingernails, or toenails —usually used in plural
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
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First Known Use of CLIPPER

14th century
CLIPPER Defined for Kids

clipper

noun clip·per \ˈkli-pər\

Definition of CLIPPER for Kids

1
clippers plural :  a device used for clipping <hair clippers> <nail clippers>
2
:  a fast sailing ship with three tall masts and large square sails
3
:  a person who clips

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