Translation of nipper in Spanish:

nipper

Pronunciation: /ˈnɪpər; ˈnɪpə(r)/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (claw) pinza (feminine)
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    • In others, they are intermediate in size and appear to function as pincers or nippers, as in other groups of mammals.
    1.2
    (nippers plural)
    [Technology/Tecnología] tenazas (feminine plural)
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    • 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 (child) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], [dated/anticuado], chiquillo, (masculine, feminine), chaval, (masculine, feminine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], chamaco, (masculine, feminine) (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar], pibe, (masculine, feminine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • 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.

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