clamp·​er | \ ˈklampər \

Definition of clamper

 (Entry 1 of 4)

now chiefly Scottish
: to patch together especially clumsily or hastily I can clamper up the story— J. G. Lockhart


noun (1)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of clamper (Entry 2 of 4)

now chiefly Scottish
: a patched-together argument or charge his defense was a mere clamper


noun (2)
clamp·​er | \ ˈklampə(r), -laam- \
plural -s

Definition of clamper (Entry 3 of 4)


noun (3)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of clamper (Entry 4 of 4)

: a skilled worker who operates a special rotary press that transfers an engraved design from one small steel roller to another in raised form so that it can later be impressed in a large copper roller for printing cloth

called also clammer

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History and Etymology for clamper

Transitive verb

frequentative of clamp entry 2

Noun (2)

clamp entry 2 + -er

Noun (3)

clamp entry 1 + -er

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“Clamper.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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