Solder nipple, a short pipe, usually of brass, one end of which is tapered and adapted for attachment to the end of a lead pipe by soldering.

(Nip"ple*wort`) n. (Bot.) A yellow-flowered composite herb formerly used as an external application to the nipples of women; — called also dock-cress.

(||Nir*va"na) n. [Skr. nirva&nsdota.] In the Buddhist system of religion, the final emancipation of the soul from transmigration, and consequently a beatific enfrachisement from the evils of worldly existence, as by annihilation or absorption into the divine. See Buddhism.

(Nip"per) n.

1. One who, or that which, nips.

2. A fore tooth of a horse. The nippers are four in number.

3. A satirist. [Obs.] Ascham.

4. A pickpocket; a young or petty thief. [Old Cant]

5. (Zoöl.) (a) The cunner. (b) A European crab

(Nip"per*kin), n. [See 1st Nip.] A small cup. [Obs.]

(Nip"pers) n. pl. [From 2d Nip.]

1. Small pinchers for holding, breaking, or cutting.

2. (Mach.) A device with fingers or jaws for seizing an object and holding or conveying it; as, in a printing press, a clasp for catching a sheet and conveying it to the form.

3. (Naut.) A number of rope-yarns wound together, used to secure a cable to the messenger.

(Nip"ping) a. Biting; pinching; painful; destructive; as, a nipping frost; a nipping wind.

(Nip"ping*ly), adv. In a nipping manner.

(Nip"pi*tate) a. [Cf. 1st Nip.] Peculiary strong and good; — said of ale or liquor. [Old Cant]

'T will make a cup of wine taste nippitate.

(Nip`pi*ta"to) n. Strong liquor. [Old Cant] Beau. & Fl.

(Nip"ple) n. [Formerly neble, a dim. of neb. See Neb, Nib.]

1. (Anat.) The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the breast or mamma; the mammilla; a teat; a pap.

2. The orifice at which any animal liquid, as the oil from an oil bag, is discharged. [R.] Derham.

3. Any small projection or article in which there is an orifice for discharging a fluid, or for other purposes; as, the nipple of a nursing bottle; the nipple of a percussion lock, or that part on which the cap is put and through which the fire passes to the charge.

4. (Mech.) A pipe fitting, consisting of a short piece of pipe, usually provided with a screw thread at each end, for connecting two other fittings.

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