clipper ship
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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  • Queen Of Nations (clipper ship) — Queen Of Nations was an 827 ton wooden clipper ship. She was built in Aberdeen in 1861, and sailed out of Auckland, New Zealand, on the Sydney to Liverpool route.cite web|title=The clipper ship Queen of Nations (1861 1881)|publisher=NSW Hritage… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clipper-built — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clipper — This article is about the 19th century sailing ships. For other uses, see Clipper (disambiguation). Clipper Ship Lightning an American clipper ship of the 1850s …   Wikipedia

  • Clipper route — The Clipper Route followed by ships sailing between England and Australia/New Zealand. In sailing, the clipper route was the traditional route sailed by clipper ships between Europe and the Far East, Australia and New Zealand. The route ran from… …   Wikipedia

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