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clip·per

 (klĭp′ər)
n.
1. One that cuts, shears, or clips.
2. often clippers An instrument or tool for cutting, clipping, or shearing: nail clippers.
3. Nautical A fast, square-rigged ship developed in the mid-19th century, having a sharp bow, tall masts, and a large sail area.
4. One that moves very fast.
5. Electronics See limiter.

clipper

(ˈklɪpə)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) any fast sailing ship
2. a person or thing that cuts or clips
3. something, such as a horse or sled, that moves quickly
4. (Electronics) electronics another word for limiter

clip•per

(ˈklɪp ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that clips or cuts.
2. Often, clippers. (often used with a pl. v.) a cutting tool, esp. shears: hedge clippers.
3. Usu., clippers. (usu. used with a pl. v.) a mechanical or electric tool for cutting hair, fingernails, or the like.
4. a swift sailing vessel, esp. a three-masted ship built in the U.S. c1845–70.
5. a person or thing that moves along swiftly.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clipper - (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"
circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
electronics - the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
2.clipper - a fast sailing ship used in former timesclipper - a fast sailing ship used in former times
sailing ship, sailing vessel - a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
3.clipper - shears for cutting grass or shrubbery (often used in the plural)clipper - shears for cutting grass or shrubbery (often used in the plural)
shears - large scissors with strong blades
4.clipper - scissors for cutting hair or finger nails (often used in the plural)
pair of scissors, scissors - an edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades
Translations
سَفينَه شِراعِيَّه سَريعَهمِقراض
nůžkyplachetnice
klipper
nyírógép
klippurseglskip
clipper
hızlı yelkenlimakassürat teknesi

clipper

[ˈklɪpəʳ] N (Naut) → clíper m

clipper

[ˈklɪpər] n (= ship) → clipper m

clipper

n (Naut) → Klipper m; (Aviat) → Clipper m

clipper

[ˈklɪpəʳ] n (Naut) → clipper m inv

clip1

(klip) past tense past participle clipped verb
1. to cut (foliage, an animal's hair etc) with scissors or shears. The shepherd clipped the sheep; The hedge was clipped.
2. to strike sharply. She clipped him over the ear.
noun
1. an act of clipping.
2. a sharp blow. a clip on the ear.
3. a short piece of film. a video clip.
ˈclipper noun
1. (in plural) a tool for clipping. hedge-clippers; nail-clippers.
2. a type of fast sailing-ship.
ˈclipping noun
a thing clipped off or out of something, especially a newspaper. She collects clippings about the royal family.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Clipper Chip deservedly died after it became clear that the requirement was unworkable and the chip was hackable.
Paul Kocher, a leading cryptographer who helped design the SSL protocol, recalled how the NSA lost the heated national debate in the 1990s about inserting into all encryption a government back door called the Clipper Chip.
As Mike Godwin recounted in the May 2000 issue of reason, President Bill Clinton introduced what was dubbed the Clipper Chip program in 1993.
Yet he defends the Clipper Chip, Carnivore (the FBI system that "taps" e-mail), and CAPPS II (the proposed airline passenger-screening system) as misunderstood tools in the war on terror and other crime, expressing little concern that their internal workings are classified, rather than open to public scrutiny.
Each Clipper chip would have a unique identifying number that could not be altered.
State's Clipper Chip Initiative" (Vandana Pednekar-Magal and Peter Shields); and "Credibility of Online Newspapers" (Yoshiko Nozato).
The NSA's Clipper Chip, a key escrow collection scheme, was dead, and the other side of the coin, the privacy of consumers, was being looked at.
government has proposed that a device known as the Clipper Chip be accepted as a standard means for encrypting and decoding messages on the Internet, which would thus protect privacy.
65) The algorithm used for the Clipper Chip ("Clipper") was developed by the National Security Agency ("NSA") and known as "Skipjack.
There were contentious debates over the clipper chip, online wire tapping, and encryption.
federal government's endorsement and subsequent adoption of the Clipper chip as a standard for encryption, e-mail became the medium of choice for presenting and deflecting arguments.
In addition to the expanded wiretapping provisions, near-future proposals have included the criminalization of unbreakable encryption, the reintroduction of the infamous Clipper Chip (a government-sanctioned, NSA-sponsored encryption scheme that would contain a back door for law-enforcement decoding), publically unaccountable funding for Digital Telephony (which would give the FBI authority over the design of telecom networks to ensure effective surveillance capabilities), and even a constitutional amendment to criminalize "bomb-making" information on the Internet (information that is both legal and available on the printed page).