Los Angeles clipper Chris Paul has a pair of $325 Barena Venezias.
Then you graduated to clipper and finally to researcher—or fact-checker.
He helped draft the Computer Security Act of 1987 and organized the campaign against the "clipper" chip in 1994.
There's three or four American clipper ships in port with cargoes that must be sold, and no demand.
You'll see this boy on the quarter deck of a clipper one of these days.
He accepted to take luncheon with him the following Sunday and to take a sail in his friend's clipper, Plongeon.
If I had an oar or somethin' to steer this clipper with, maybe we could git into shoal water.
My new vessel was a swift-sailing American clipper bark—the name I have forgotten.
Night was drawing near, and the clipper was slipping fast away from us.
Before leaving the clipper, I came in contact with her steward; and was surprised at finding in him an old acquaintance.
late 14c., "sheepshearer;" early 15c., "a barber;" c.1300 as a surname; agent noun from Middle English clippen "shorten" (see clip (v.1)). The type of fast sailing ship so called from 1823 (in Cooper's "The Pilot"), probably from clip (v.1) in sense of "to move or run rapidly," hence early 19c. sense "person or animal who looks capable of fast running." Perhaps originally simply "fast ship," regardless of type:
Well, you know, the Go-along-Gee was one o' your flash Irish cruisers -- the first o' your fir-built frigates -- and a clipper she was! Give her a foot o' the sheet, and she'd go like a witch--but somehow o'nother, she'd bag on a bowline to leeward. ["Naval Sketch-Book," by "An officer of rank," London, 1826]The early association of the ships was with Baltimore, Maryland. Perhaps influenced by Middle Dutch klepper "swift horse," echoic (Clipper appears as the name of an English race horse in 1831). In late 18c., the word principally meant "one who cuts off the edges of coins" for the precious metal.
A pickpocket: accused her of being a clipper, or pickpocket (1970s+ Police)