a person or thing that grips.
Printing. (in certain presses) one of a number of fingerlike devices for gripping a sheet and transferring it to or from the printing surface.
Metalworking. dog(def 13).

Nearby words

  1. gripe water,
  2. gripey,
  3. griping,
  4. gripman,
  5. grippe,
  6. gripping,
  7. grippingly,
  8. gripple,
  9. grippy,
  10. gripsack

Origin of gripper

First recorded in 1560–70; grip + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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