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gripper

[grip-er]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that grips.
  2. Printing. (in certain presses) one of a number of fingerlike devices for gripping a sheet and transferring it to or from the printing surface.
  3. Metalworking. dog(def 13).
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Origin of gripper

First recorded in 1560–70; grip + -er1
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Examples from the Web for gripper

Historical Examples

  • The type of gripper shown in Fig. 18 is probably the best for general use.

    Practical Lithography

    Alfred Seymour

  • I consider you, Mrs. Gripper, the most valuable person in the house.

    Armadale

    Wilkie Collins

  • It's a poor heart, Mrs. Gripper, that never rejoices, isn't it?

    Armadale

    Wilkie Collins

  • The gripper margins A A are determined by the construction of the machines, and may be varied accordingly.

    Practical Lithography

    Alfred Seymour

  • If they form an acute angle there is a danger of the sheet moving forward a little as the gripper closes.

    Practical Lithography

    Alfred Seymour