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.Chapman.
(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.
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.