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Meaning of NIPPERS

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Nip"pers\, n. pl. [From 2d {Nip}.]
1. Small pinchers for holding, breaking, or cutting.

2. (Mach.) A device with fingers or jaws for seizing an
   object and holding or conveying it; as, in a printing
   press, a clasp for catching a sheet and conveying it to
   the form.

3. (Naut.) A number of rope-yarns wound together, used to
   secure a cable to the messenger.

 

 

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