nipper

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noun nip·per \ˈni-pər\

Definition of nipper

  1. 1 :  any of various devices (as pincers) for nipping —usually used in plural

  2. 2 a chiefly British :  a boy employed as a helper (as of a carter or hawker) b :  child; especially :  a small boy

Examples of nipper in a sentence

  1. She used the nippers to prune the bush.

  2. when I was just a nipper

1541

First Known Use of nipper

1541


NIPPER Defined for English Language Learners

nipper

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noun nip·per \ˈni-pər\

Definition of nipper for English Language Learners

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

  • : a small child


Medical Dictionary

nipper

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noun nip·per \ˈnip-ər\

Medical Definition of nipper

  1. 1:  any of various devices (as pincers) for gripping, breaking, or cutting (as nails or cuticle)—usually used in plural

  2. 2:  an incisor of a horse; especially :  one of the middle four incisors—compare corner tooth, divider



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