Meaning of “clippers” in the English Dictionary


"clippers" in English

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clippersnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈklɪp.əz/ us /ˈklɪp.ɚz/ also clipper, /ˈklɪp.ər/ // [ C ]

Examples from literature

  • Volunteering as a wire cutter, he crawled out with his lieutenant's automatic in one hand and the wire clippers in the other. 

(Definition of “clippers” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clippers" in American English

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clippersplural noun

us /ˈklɪp·ərz/

clippers plural noun (CUT)

any of various tools used for clipping esp. nails, hair, wire, or plants

(Definition of “clippers” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)