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Meaning of CLIPPER

Pronunciation:  'klipur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  scissors for cutting hair or finger nails
  2. [n]  shears for cutting grass or shrubbery
  3. [n]  a fast sailing ship used in former times
  4. [n]  (electronics) a circuit whose output is limited which serves to limits the amplitude of a waveform or clip off the peaks

CLIPPER is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: clipper ship, clippers, limiter
 See Also: circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit, pair of scissors, sailing ship, sailing vessel, scissors, shears



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Clip"per\, n.
1. One who clips; specifically, one who clips off the edges
   of coin.

   The value is pared off from it into the clipper's pocket.

2. A machine for clipping hair, esp. the hair of horses.

3. (Naut.) A vessel with a sharp bow, built and rigged for
   fast sailing. -- {Clip"per-built`}, a.

Note: The name was first borne by ``Baltimore clippers''
      famous as privateers in the early wars of the United

Computing Dictionary

1. An integrated circuit which implements the skipjack algorithm. The Clipper is manufactured by the US government to encrypt telephone data. It has the added feature that it can be decrypted by the US government, which has tried to make the chip compulsory in the United States. Phil Zimmerman (inventor of pgp) remarked, "This doesn't even pass the sniff test" (i.e. it stinks).


2. A compiled dbase dialect from Nantucket Corp, LA. Versions: Winter 85, Spring 86, Autumn 86, Summer 87, 4.5 (Japanese Kanji), 5.0.