[grip-muh n] /ˈgrɪp mən/
noun, plural gripmen.
a worker on a cable car who operates the , which, by grasping or releasing the moving cable, starts or stops the car.
[grip] /grɪp/ noun, Pathology. (formerly) 1. . /ɡrɪp/ noun 1. a former name for influenza n. 1776, probably from French grippe “influenza,” originally “seizure,” verbal noun from gripper “to grasp, hook,” of Frankish origin, from Proto-Germanic *gripanan (see grip (v.), gripe). Supposedly in reference to constriction of the throat felt by sufferers; the word spread […]
[grip] /grɪp/ noun 1. the act of grasping; a seizing and holding fast; firm grasp. 2. the power of gripping: He has a strong grip. 3. a grasp, hold, or control. 4. mental or intellectual hold: to have a good grip on a problem. 5. competence or firmness in dealing with situations in one’s work […]
[grip-er] /ˈgrɪp ər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. Printing. (in certain presses) one of a number of fingerlike devices for a sheet and transferring it to or from the printing surface. 3. Metalworking. (def 13). Related Terms ground-gripper
[grip-ing] /ˈgrɪp ɪŋ/ adjective 1. holding the attention or interest intensely; fascinating; enthralling: a gripping play; a gripping book. [grip] /grɪp/ noun 1. the act of grasping; a seizing and holding fast; firm grasp. 2. the power of gripping: He has a strong grip. 3. a grasp, hold, or control. 4. mental or intellectual hold: […]