Nip"pers (?), n. pl. [From 2d Nip.]
Small pinchers for holding, breaking, or cutting.
A device with fingers or jaws for seizing an object and holding or conveying it; as, in a printing press, a clasp for catching a sheet and conveying it to the form.
A number of rope-yarns wound together, used to secure a cable to the messenger.
© Webster 1913.