Definition of ripper
1 : one that rips; especially : a machine used to break up solid material (such as rock or ore)
2 : an excellent example or instance of its kind
Examples of ripper in a Sentence
the comedian's last routine was a real ripper, leaving the audience in those proverbial stitches
Recent Examples of ripper from the Web
That spawned CD rippers, the MP3, software music players, hardware music players (like, eventually, the iPod), P2P file sharing, anti-piracy lawsuits, and web radio.
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