clippers


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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.

clippers

(ˈklɪpəz) or

clips

pl n
1. (Tools) a hand tool with two cutting blades for clipping fingernails, hedges, etc
2. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a hairdresser's tool, operated either by hand or electrically, with one fixed and one reciprocating set of teeth for cutting short hair
Translations
nůžky
negleklipper/saks
leikkuri
šišalica
はさみ
큰 가위
trädgårdssax
เครื่องมือใช้ตัด
kéo xén

clippers

[ˈklɪpəz] NPL (for hair) → maquinilla fsing (para el pelo); (for nails) → cortaúñas msing inv; (for hedge) → tijeras fpl de podar

clippers

[ˈklɪpərz] npl
(for hair)tondeuse f
(also nail clippers) → coupe-ongles m inv

clippers

pl (also pair of clippers)Schere f; (for hedge also) → Heckenschere f; (for hair) → Haarschneidemaschine f; (for fingernails) → Zwicker m, → Nagelzange f

clippers

[ˈklɪpəz] npl (for nails) → tagliaunghie m inv; (for hair) → macchinetta per capelli; (for hedge) → tosasiepi m inv, cesoie fpl

clippers

آلَة قَصّ الشَعَر nůžky negleklipper/saks Schere κουρευτική μηχανή cortaúñas leikkuri tondeuse šišalica forbici はさみ 큰 가위 nagelknipper saks cążki cortador, tesoura кусачки trädgårdssax เครื่องมือใช้ตัด makas kéo xén 大剪刀

clippers

n (fam, for nails) cortaúñas m
References in classic literature ?
I had come out of a crack Australian clipper, where I had been third officer, and he seemed to have a prejudice against crack clippers as aristocratic and high-toned.
Alongside them were clippers of all sizes, steamers of all nationalities, and the steamboats, with several decks rising one above the other, which ply on the Sacramento and its tributaries.
Especially was this the case in the days when the wooden clippers did finely to land you in Sydney or in Melbourne under the four full months.
I never saw your equal, and I've met with some clippers in my time too." And with this simple confession of faith, the love-stricken dragoon left her to execute his part of the project which she had formed for the pair.
The Gloria Scott had been in the Chinese tea-trade, but she was an old-fashioned, heavy-bowed, broad-beamed craft, and the new clippers had cut her out.
The good ships Law and Equity, those teak-built, copper-bottomed, iron- fastened, brazen-faced, and not by any means fast-sailing clippers are laid up in ordinary.
The Tweed had been a wooden vessel, and he brought the tradition of quick passages with him into the iron clipper. I was the junior in her, a third mate, keeping watch with the chief officer; and it was just during one of the night watches in a strong, freshening breeze that I overheard two men in a sheltered nook of the main deck exchanging these informing remarks.
Involuntarily the names of Naxos, Tenedos, and Carpathos, rise before the mind, and we seek vainly for Ulysses' vessel or the "clipper" of the Argonauts.
The thickest scrummage parts asunder before his rush, like the waves before a clipper's bows; his cheery voice rings out over the field, and his eye is everywhere.
This time the clerks evinced no inclination to laugh, such a real ear clipper did Porthos appear.
"We shall have to catch the Aurora, and she has a name for being a clipper. I will tell you how the land lies, Watson.
I know Bank ways ain't clipper ways, but he hain't much to learn.