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nipper

noun nip·per \ˈni-pər\

nippers : a device or tool that is used for cutting something

: a small child

Full Definition of NIPPER

1
:  any of various devices (as pincers) for nipping —usually used in plural
2
a chiefly British :  a boy employed as a helper (as of a carter or hawker)
b :  child; especially :  a small boy
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Examples of NIPPER

  1. She used the nippers to prune the bush.
  2. when I was just a nipper

First Known Use of NIPPER

1541
Medical Dictionary

nipper

noun nip·per \ˈnip-ər\

Medical Definition of NIPPER

1
:  any of various devices (as pincers) for gripping, breaking, or cutting (as nails or cuticle)—usually used in plural
2
:  an incisor of a horse; especially :  one of the middle four incisors—compare corner tooth, divider

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