Wip"er (?), n.

1.

One who, or that which, wipes.

2.

Something used for wiping, as a towel or rag.

3. Mach.

A piece generally projecting from a rotating or swinging piece, as an axle or rock shaft, for the purpose of raising stampers, lifting rods, or the like, and leaving them to fall by their own weight; a kind of cam.

4. Firearms

A rod, or an attachment for a rod, for holding a rag with which to wipe out the bore of the barrel.

 

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