gripper

[ grip-er ]
/ ˈgrɪp ər /
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noun

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).

Origin of gripper

First recorded in 1560–70; grip + -er1
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