- clipped form,
- clipper bow,
- clipper ship,
- clipperton island
Origin of clipper
Examples from the Web for clippers
My estimate that Sterling might charge $1 billion for the Clippers appears to have fallen woefully short.Does Donald Sterling Have Dementia? And Does That Make Him Any Less of a Racist?|Robert Silverman|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Clippers have historically been regarded as one of the worst teams in all of professional sports.
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According to Forbes, the Clippers generated $128 million in revenue last year, so losing $20 million would be a 15 percent hit.How to Rescue the Clippers From Donald Sterling’s Racist Clutches|Jesse Lawrence|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At this moment, Brizz, a heavy man with a ponderous paunch, crowded in and took the clippers out of Blinky's hand.The Red Debt|Everett MacDonald
In the interval we were made to run the clippers closely over our heads and bodies.The Escape of a Princess Pat|George Pearson
The American clippers threatened to oust the slower 'Britishers' and throw the comparatively minor Canadians into the shade.All Afloat|William Wood
Various types of dehorning shears or clippers are in general use.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
Meanwhile the shears of the clippers were constantly at work.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
"shears-like cutting tool for hair, etc.," 1876, agent noun from clip (v.1). Earlier they were clipping shears (mid-15c.).
late 14c., "sheepshearer;" early 15c., "a barber;" c.1300 as a surname; agent noun from Middle English clippen "shorten" (see clip (v.1)). The type of fast sailing ship so called from 1823 (in Cooper's "The Pilot"), probably from clip (v.1) in sense of "to move or run rapidly," hence early 19c. sense "person or animal who looks capable of fast running." Perhaps originally simply "fast ship," regardless of type:
Well, you know, the Go-along-Gee was one o' your flash Irish cruisers -- the first o' your fir-built frigates -- and a clipper she was! Give her a foot o' the sheet, and she'd go like a witch--but somehow o'nother, she'd bag on a bowline to leeward. ["Naval Sketch-Book," by "An officer of rank," London, 1826]
The early association of the ships was with Baltimore, Maryland. Perhaps influenced by Middle Dutch klepper "swift horse," echoic (Clipper appears as the name of an English race horse in 1831). In late 18c., the word principally meant "one who cuts off the edges of coins" for the precious metal.