Definition of Gripper

1. n. One who, or that which, grips or seizes.



Definition of Gripper

1. Noun. a person or thing that grips something ¹

2. Noun. a cover on the handle of a bicycle, tool, etc, that makes it easier to grip. ¹

3. Noun. (curling) A rubber or other material attached to a curling shoe to improve traction on the ice ¹

4. Noun. (rail transport slang) a ticket collector ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gripper

1. one that grips [n -S] - See also: grips

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gripper

gripesites
gripeth
gripey
griphite
griphites
gripier
gripiest
griping
gripingly
griple
gripless
gripman
gripmen
grippe
gripped
gripper (current term)
grippers
grippes
grippier
grippiest
gripping
grippingly
gripple
grippleness
gripples
grippy
grips
gripsack
gripsacks
gript

Literary usage of Gripper

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1. Reports of Cases in Bankruptcy: Argued and Determined in the Court of Review by Edward Erastus Deacon, Edward Chitty (1835)
"The bankrupt and J. gripper alone. T. gripper had nothing whatever to do with this ... gripper has sworn, that it was understood that the amount of the ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The paper is kept fast on the dram by the gripper rolls F, F, arranged so as to rise and fall Calenders.—If it is desired to give the paper a higher glosa ..."

3. The Revised Reports: Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English by Frederick Pollock, Robert Campbell, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead, Great Britain Courts (1898)
"... damages for taking and detaining the growing crops. Judgment accordingly. ALLAN AND ANOTHER v. gripper, AND ANOTHER (1). (2 Crompton & Jervis, 218—222; ..."

4. Printing: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Typography as Applied More by Charles Thomas Jacobi (1908)
"... Drop-bar, and gripper Varieties—Set-off—Making-ready—Speeds of Perfecting Machines. PERFECTING machines, with two cylinders, are those which print both ..."

5. The Journal of Analytical and Applied Chemistry edited by Edward Hart (1892)
"BY HAROLD gripper, FCS The great majority of the oils now used for machine-lubricating are mixtures of hydrocarbon and saponifiable oils. ..."

6. A Modern Minister by Valentine Durrant (1878)
"But only yourself and Mr. gripper have had access to this ledger, which, ... "I will not say it is Mr.gripper—I am more discriminate than yourselves in my ..."

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