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 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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  • clipper-built — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: clipper (III) : built like a clipper especially on slender fast lines * * * /klip euhr bilt /, adj. Naut. (of a hull) having fast lines, with a high ratio of length to beam and a fine entrance. [1825 35] …   Useful english dictionary

  • clipper-built — /ˈklɪpə bɪlt/ (say klipuh bilt) adjective Nautical built on sharp, rakish lines conducive to fast sailing …   Australian English dictionary

  • clipper-built — /klip euhr bilt /, adj. Naut. (of a hull) having fast lines, with a high ratio of length to beam and a fine entrance. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • Built — Built, a. Formed; shaped; constructed; made; often used in composition and preceded by the word denoting the form; as, frigate built, clipper built, etc. [1913 Webster] Like the generality of Genoese countrywomen, strongly built. Landor. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clipper (automobile) — Clipper was a stand alone make of automobile produced by the Studebaker Packard Corporation in 1955–1956 for the 1956 model year only. Clipper was aimed at the middle price field of American automobiles which included Dodge, Oldsmobile, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Clipper City (schooner) — The 1984 replica of the Clipper City Career (USA) …   Wikipedia

  • clipper ship — clipper (def. 4). * * * Classic sailing ship of the 19th century, renowned for its beauty, grace, and speed. Apparently originating with the small, swift coastal packet known as the Baltimore clipper, the true clipper evolved first in the U.S. (с …   Universalium

  • clipper — late 14c., a sheepshearer; early 15c., a barber; c.1300 as a surname; from M.E. clippen shorten (see CLIP (Cf. clip) (1)). The type of fast sailing ship so called from 1823 (in Cooper s The Pilot ), probably from clip (1) in sense of to move or… …   Etymology dictionary

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