Clipper

Clip"per

(klp"pr), n. 1. One who clips; specifically, one who clips off the edges of coins.
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The value is pared off from it into the clipper's pocket.
Locke.
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2. A machine for clipping hair, esp. the hair of horses.
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3. (Naut.) A vessel with a sharp bow, built with a fast hull and tall sails, rigged for fast sailing, and used in trade where the cargo capacity was less important than the speed; -- called also clipper ship. -- Clip"per-built` (), a.
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The name was first borne by "Baltimore clippers" famous as privateers in the early wars of the United States.
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4. (Electronics) a circuit that limits the amplitude of a waveform.
Syn. -- limiter.
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Yankee Clipper, (a) a clipper ship built in the United States. See clipper{3}. (b) Joe DiMaggio; -- a nickname for the player who was a prominent member of the New York Yankees baseball team in the 1940's.
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