/ (ˈnɪpəz) /

pl n
  1. an instrument or tool, such as a pair of pliers, for snipping, pinching, or squeezing

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How to use nippers in a sentence

  • Then, grandpaw, he turns round to the baby again, plumb took up with them four new nippers.

    Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher | Eleanor Gates
  • His companion, as if to look at him with a due appreciation of this, stopped swinging the nippers and put them on.

    The Awkward Age | Henry James
  • Seeking nippers, I came upon him haltingly reading my diary aloud to an amused circle of cattlemen, in his quarters aft.

    Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
  • He took a pair of nippers an' ketched holt an' pulled out a big shirtin' needle.

  • This machine consists essentially of a series of rollers, nippers, and rows of metal teeth.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley