[ grip-er ]

  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.

  1. Metalworking. dog (def. 12).

Origin of gripper

First recorded in 1560–70; grip + -er1

Words Nearby gripper Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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