Wip"er (?), n.
One who, or that which, wipes.
Something used for wiping, as a towel or rag.
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.
A rod, or an attachment for a rod, for holding a rag with which to wipe out the bore of the barrel.
© Webster 1913.