What does clipper mean?

Definitions for clipper
ˈklɪp ərclip·per

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. limiter, clipper(noun)

    (electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform)

    "a limiter introduces amplitude distortion"

  2. clipper, clipper ship(noun)

    a fast sailing ship used in former times

  3. clipper(noun)

    shears for cutting grass or shrubbery (often used in the plural)

  4. clipper(noun)

    scissors for cutting hair or finger nails (often used in the plural)


  1. clipper(Noun)

    Anything that clips.

  2. clipper(Noun)

    A tool used for clipping something, such as hair, coins, or fingernails.

  3. clipper(Noun)

    Something that moves swiftly; especially:

  4. clipper(Noun)

    A circuit which prevents the amplitude of a wave from exceeding a set value.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clipper(noun)

    one who clips; specifically, one who clips off the edges of coin

  2. Clipper(noun)

    a machine for clipping hair, esp. the hair of horses

  3. Clipper(noun)

    a vessel with a sharp bow, built and rigged for fast sailing


  1. Clipper

    A clipper was a very fast sailing ship of the 19th century that had three or more masts and a square rig. They were generally narrow for their length, could carry limited bulk freight, small by later 19th century standards, and had a large total sail area. Clipper ships were mostly constructed in British and American shipyards, though France, the Netherlands and other nations also produced some. Clippers sailed all over the world, primarily on the trade routes between the United Kingdom and its colonies in the east, in trans-Atlantic trade, and the New York-to-San Francisco route round Cape Horn during the California Gold Rush. Dutch clippers were built beginning in 1850s for the tea trade and passenger service to Java. The boom years of the Clipper Ship Era began in 1843 as a result of the growing demand for a more rapid delivery of tea from China. It continued under the stimulating influence of the discovery of gold in California and Australia in 1848 and 1851, and ended with the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. clipper

    A fast sailer, formerly chiefly applied to the sharp-built raking schooners of America, and latterly to Australian passenger-ships. Larger vessels now built after their model are termed clipper-built: sharp and fast; low in the water; rakish.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clipper in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clipper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of clipper in a Sentence

  1. Jim Green:

    If there are plumes on Europa, as we now strongly suspect, with Europa Clipper, we will be ready for them.

  2. Britney Schmidt:

    The reason we chose Europa Clipper is because the clipper ships were fast, American boats at the time that they were first used, when most shipping was achieved with large, slow vessels, we liked clipper for that reason, an ingenious way to solve the Europa mission problem : How do you get a long-lived mission at Europa with global coverage but not be in the radiation environment ?

  3. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    Did the famous shipbuilder, Donald Mackay specify as 'right' or'left' when describing the 'yardarms' on the masts of his globe-girdling China Clipper sailing ships?

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