unclipped

adjective

un·​clipped ˌən-ˈklipt How to pronounce unclipped (audio)
: not clipped
an unclipped beard
unclipped wings

Examples of unclipped in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wild fish, marked by an unclipped adipose fin, must be released. Jordan Rodriguez, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 From West Puget Island upriver to Warrior Rock has been closed to all salmon fishing, but will reopen from Friday through Sunday, with a daily bag limit of two salmon, but only one chinook, clipped or unclipped. Bill Monroe, oregonlive, 13 Sep. 2023 What to Consider: The dog seat belt tether could accidentally become unclipped if stepped on by your dog. Tara Block, Travel + Leisure, 9 Mar. 2023 The unclipped chinstrap of his off-kilter helmet only added to his air of renegade insouciance. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, 23 July 2022 At some point, the cameras might be activated when a gun holster is unclipped or when lights on the cruiser are turned on. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, 5 Oct. 2021 Also, beginning Wednesday and lasting through mid-October, limited wild (unclipped) coho seasons will open in the Tillamook, Nestucca, Siletz and Coos river basins. oregonlive, 9 Sep. 2021 And the clips too often come unclipped at inopportune moments. Ellen Warren, chicagotribune.com, 10 July 2018 Anglers should pay special attention to rules on the Clearwater pertaining to harvest of jacks, clipped and unclipped fish, and no adult harvest until June 22 to protect returning spring Chinook. idahostatesman, 2 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unclipped was in the 15th century

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“Unclipped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unclipped. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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