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gripper

[grip-er] /ˈgrɪp ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that grips.
2.
Printing. (in certain presses) one of a number of fingerlike devices for gripping a sheet and transferring it to or from the printing surface.
3.
Metalworking. dog (def 13).
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; grip + -er1
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Examples from the web for gripper
  • Two or more such muscles can be configured as a gripper to pick up objects.
  • Robot arm wit a gripper responds to monkey thoughts.
  • Troops can hook on a pint-sized gripper arm, with a rotating shoulder.
  • They developed software to control each gripper by linking its joints.
  • If a resident cannot wear safe shoes or slippers, use gripper socks instead.
  • The ribbon gripper jaws were modified to add electrical contacts that sense the presence of ribbon.
Slang definitions & phrases for gripper

gripper

Related Terms

ground-gripper


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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