Meaning of NIPPER in English


/nip"euhr/ , n.

1. a person or thing that nips.

2. Usually, nippers . a device for nipping, as pincers or forceps.

3. one of the two large claws of a crustacean.

4. Metalworking. dog (def. 13).

5. nippers , Older Slang. handcuffs.

6. Informal.

a. a small boy.

b. Chiefly Brit. a costermonger's helper or assistant.

7. Naut. a short rope for seizing an anchor cable to a messenger from a capstan.

[ 1525-35; NIP 1 + -ER 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .