[nip-er] /ˈnɪp ər/
a person or thing that nips.
Usually, nippers. a device for nipping, as pincers or forceps.
one of the two large claws of a crustacean.
Metalworking. (def 13).
nippers, Older Slang. .
Nautical. a short rope for seizing an anchor cable to a messenger from a capstan.
an instrument or tool, such as a pair of pliers, for snipping, pinching, or squeezing
a person or thing that nips
the large pincer-like claw of a lobster, crab, or similar crustacean
(informal) a small child
(Austral) a type of small prawn used as bait
“small boy,” 1859, originally (1530s) a pickpocket who “pinched” other people’s property; see nip (v.).
Handcuffs: A newly appointed policeman has to buy a pair of nippers (1821+)
A small boy; lad •In British dialect, the youngest child of a family: warning that America’s nippers are turning into microchip golem
[1859+; perhaps because he nips, ”moves quickly”]
[nip-ing] /ˈnɪp ɪŋ/ adjective 1. sharp or biting, as cold. 2. sarcastic; caustic. [nip] /nɪp/ verb (used with object), nipped, nipping. 1. to squeeze or compress tightly between two surfaces or points; pinch; bite. 2. to take off by pinching, biting, or snipping (usually followed by off): He nipped off a piece of steak and […]
[nip-uh l] /ˈnɪp əl/ noun 1. a protuberance of the mamma or breast where, in the female, the milk ducts discharge; teat. 2. something resembling it, as the mouthpiece of a nursing bottle or pacifier. 3. a short piece of pipe with threads on each end, used for joining valves. /ˈnɪpəl/ noun 1. Also called […]
- Nipple line
nipple line n. See mamillary line.
- Nipple shield
nipple shield n. A cap or dome placed over the nipple of the breast to protect it during nursing.