- 1 • informal A child: I was force-fed vegetables as a nipperMore example sentences
- There was a young nipper lying on the side of the road and the ambulance crew just picked him up and were away.
- Do those with nippers at private school seek an advantage?
- I used to go to Sherington school, just over the way, and there's no way that many kids were driven to school when I was a nipper.
- 2 (nippers) Pliers, pincers, or a similar tool for gripping or cutting: using a pair of nippers you can chip away at the tilesMore example sentences
- To avoid damaging the face of the trim, pry nails out the back with locking pliers or nippers (end-cutting pliers).
- Remove the nails left in the molding from the backside (so you won't damage the face) using nippers or locking pliers.
- First, remove the nails left in the molding from the backside using nippers or locking pliers.
- 2.1 (usually nippers) The grasping claw of a crab or lobster.More example sentences
- In others, they are intermediate in size and appear to function as pincers or nippers, as in other groups of mammals.
- 3An insect or other creature that nips or bites: mosquitoes must be some of the most voracious nippers ever createdMore example sentences
- The card his previous owner had filled out stated he was untrainable, not house broken, aggressive, a nipper and biter, and had been kept in the bathroom all day while owners worked, walked twice a day and lived in an apartment.
- 4Australian A burrowing marine prawn used as fishing bait. Also called yabby.
- Infraorder Thalassinidea, order Decapoda
More definitions of nipperDefinition of nipper in:
- The US English dictionary