bonasus, or R. quadriloba) of the Atlantic coast of the United States. Its snout appears to be four-lobed
when viewed in front, whence it is also called cow-nosed ray.
1. One who whips; especially, an officer who inflicts the penalty of legal whipping.
2. One who raises coal or merchandise with a tackle from a chip's hold. [Eng.]
3. (Spinning) A kind of simple willow.
1. A huntsman who keeps the hounds from wandering, and whips them in, if necessary, to the of chase.
2. Hence, one who enforces the discipline of a party, and urges the attendance and support of the members
on all necessary occasions.
(Whip"per*snap`per) n. A diminutive, insignificant, or presumptuous person. [Colloq.]
"Little whippersnappers like you." T. Hughes.
Whipping post, a post to which offenders are tied, to be legally whipped.
(Whip"ping) a & n. from Whip, v.
(Whip"ple*tree`) n. [See Whip, and cf. Whiffletree.]
1. The pivoted or swinging bar to which the traces, or tugs, of a harness are fastened, and by which a
carriage, a plow, or other implement or vehicle, is drawn; a whiffletree; a swingletree; a singletree. See
[People] cut their own whippletree in the woodlot.Emerson.
2. (Bot.) The cornel tree. Chaucer.
(Whip"-poor-will`) n. (Zoöl.) An American bird (Antrostomus vociferus) allied to the nighthawk
and goatsucker; so called in imitation of the peculiar notes which it utters in the evening. [Written also
(Whip"saw`) n. A saw for dividing timber lengthwise, usually set in a frame, and worked by
two persons; also, a fret saw.
(Whip"-shaped`) a. Shaped like the lash of a whip; long, slender, round, and tapering; as, a
whip- shaped root or stem.
(Whip"staff`) n. (Naut.) A bar attached to the tiller, for convenience in steering.
(Whip"stalk`) n. A whipstock.
(Whip"ster) n. [Whip + - ster.] A nimble little fellow; a whippersnapper.
Every puny whipster gets my sword.Shak.