lip·​per | \ ˈlipər \

Definition of lipper

 (Entry 1 of 5)

1 : ripple
2 of a boat : to become sunk to the gunwale used with with


noun (1)
lip·​per | \ -pə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of lipper (Entry 2 of 5)

1 : a slight roughness or ruffling of the sea
2 : a light spray from small waves


noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of lipper (Entry 3 of 5)

1 : an implement for making a lip on a glass vessel
2 : one that shapes the lip of a glass or earthen vessel


noun (3)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of lipper (Entry 4 of 5)

: a thin piece of blubber used to wipe the decks of a whaler
\ " \

Definition of lipper (Entry 5 of 5)

: to wipe with a lipper used with up or offlipper up the decks

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History and Etymology for lipper

Intransitive verb

probably of imitative origin

Noun (2)

lip entry 2 + -er

Noun (3)

origin unknown

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“Lipper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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