Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which grips, grasps, or seizes. Specifically— A process-server or sheriff's officer; a bailiff.
- n. A device for holding the carbon of an arc-lamp and assisting in the regulation of its movements.
- n. a person or thing that grips something
- n. a cover on the handle of a bicycle, tool, etc, that makes it easier to grip.
- n. curling A rubber or other material attached to a curling shoe to improve traction on the ice
- n. rail transport, slang a ticket collector
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, grips or seizes.
- n. In printing presses, the fingers or nippers.
- to grip + -er (Wiktionary)
“At corners, make sure the gripper is butted tightly against each other.”
“New and existing facilities can be equipped with this sensitive high-speed gripper, which is actuated with compressed air of 6bar.”
“Functioning "gripper" hand attachments available (sold separately).”
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“Remove the existing gripper and make sure the floor is clean and dry.”
“Install new gripper around the perimeter of the room, but not in front of doorways.”
“This will stretch the carpet over the gripper where the tacks will grab it and hold it firmly in place.”
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