1. One who clips; specifically, one who clips off the edges of coin.
The value is pared off from it into the clipper's pocket.
2. A machine for clipping hair, esp. the hair of horses.
3. (Naut.) A vessel with a sharp bow, built and rigged for fast sailing. Clip"per- built` a.
The name was first borne by "Baltimore clippers" famous as privateers in the early wars of the United
1. The act of embracing. [Obs.]
2. The act of cutting off, curtailing, or diminishing; the practice of clipping the edges of coins.
clipping by Englishmen is robbing the honest man who receives clipped money.
3. That which is clipped off or out of something; a piece separated by clipping; as, newspaper clippings.
(||Clique) n. [F., fr. OF. cliquer to click. See Click, v. i.] A narrow circle of persons associated
by common interests or for the accomplishment of a common purpose; - - generally used in a bad sense.
(Clique), v. i. To To associate together in a clannish way; to act with others secretly to gain a
desired end; to plot; used with together.
(Cli"quish) a. Of or pertaining to a clique; disposed to from cliques; exclusive in spirit.
(Cli"quism) n. The tendency to associate in cliques; the spirit of cliques.
(||Cli*tel"lus) n. [NL., prob. fr. L. clitellae a packsadle.] (Zoöl.) A thickened glandular portion
of the body of the adult earthworm, consisting of several united segments modified for reproductive purposes.
(||Cli"to*ris) n. [NL., fr. Gr. fr. to shut up. It is concealed by the labia pudendi.] (Anat.) A
small organ at the upper part of the vulva, homologous to the penis in the male.
(Cliv"ers) n. See Cleavers.
(Cliv"i*ty) n.; pl. Clivities [L. clivus hill.] Inclination; ascent or descent; a gradient. [R.]
(||Clo"a"ca) n.; pl. Cloacæ [L.]
1. A sewer; as, the Cloaca Maxima of Rome.
2. A privy.
3. (Anat.) The common chamber into which the intestinal, urinary, and generative canals discharge in
birds, reptiles, amphibians, and many fishes.
(Clo*a"cal) a. Of or pertaining to a cloaca.