Nip"pers (?), n. pl. [From 2d Nip.]


Small pinchers for holding, breaking, or cutting.

2. Mach.

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.

3. Naut.

A number of rope-yarns wound together, used to secure a cable to the messenger.


© Webster 1913.

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