Yankee Clipper
Clipper Clip"per (kl[i^]p"p[~e]r), n. 1. One who clips; specifically, one who clips off the edges of coins. [1913 Webster]

The value is pared off from it into the clipper's pocket. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. A machine for clipping hair, esp. the hair of horses. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Note: The name was first borne by ``Baltimore clippers'' famous as privateers in the early wars of the United States. [1913 Webster]

4. (Electronics) a circuit that limits the amplitude of a waveform.

Syn: limiter. [WordNet 1.5]

{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. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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