Meaning of nipper

nip•per

Pronunciation: (nip'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that nips.
  2. Usually,a device for nipping, as pincers or forceps.
  3. one of the two large claws of a crustacean.
  4. dog (def. 13).
  5. handcuffs.
    1. a small boy.
    2. Chiefly Brit.a costermonger's helper or assistant.
  6. a short rope for seizing an anchor cable to a messenger from a capstan.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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