Associations to the word «Clipper»

Pictures for the word «Clipper»

Wiktionary

CLIPPER, noun. Anything that clips.
CLIPPER, noun. (chiefly in the plural) A tool used for clipping something, such as hair, coins, or fingernails.
CLIPPER, noun. Something that moves swiftly; especially:
CLIPPER, noun. (nautical) Any of several forms of very fast sailing ships having a long, low hull and a sharply raked stem.
CLIPPER, noun. (informal) An Alberta clipper.
CLIPPER, noun. (electronics) A circuit which prevents the amplitude of a wave from exceeding a set value.
CLIPPER CHIP, noun. (computing) A microchip promoted by the US Government as an encryption device to be used by all telecommunications companies
CLIPPER CHIPS, noun. Plural of Clipper chip

Dictionary definition

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".
CLIPPER, noun. A fast sailing ship used in former times.
CLIPPER, noun. Shears for cutting grass or shrubbery (often used in the plural).
CLIPPER, noun. Scissors for cutting hair or finger nails (often used in the plural).

Wise words

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