Clipper

A fast-sailing ship.

“We shall have to catch the Aurora, and she has a name for being a clipper.” —A. C. Doyle: The Sign of Four, chap. x.

She's a clipper. Said of a stylish or beautiful woman. A first-class craft.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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