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Noun: clipper  kli-pu(r)
  1. (electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform)
    "a clipper introduces amplitude distortion";
    - limiter
     
  2. A fast sailing ship used in former times
    - clipper ship
     
  3. Shears for cutting grass or shrubbery (often used in the plural)
     
  4. Scissors for cutting hair or finger nails (often used in the plural)

Derived forms: clippers

Type of: circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit, pair of scissors, sailing ship, sailing vessel, scissors, shears

Encyclopedia: Clipper