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- n. Agent noun of whip; a person or thing that whips.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who whips; especially, an officer who inflicts the penalty of legal whipping.
- n. One who raises coal or merchandise with a tackle from a chip's hold.
- n. A kind of simple willow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See the extract.
- n. One who whips; particularly, an officer who inflicts punishment by legal whipping.
- n. A flagellant.
- n. Something that surpasses or beats all; a “whopper.”
- n. One who raises coals with a whip from a ship's hold: same as coal-whipper.
- n. In spinning, a simple kind of willow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who administers punishment by wielding a switch or whip
Lent; but his voice being so extremely musical, that it rather allured the birds than terrified them, he was soon transplanted from the fields into the dog-kennel, where he was placed under the huntsman, and made what the sportsmen term whipper-in.
The examples are legion: caretaker, steamroller, gag, passing the torch, and domino theory are among them, though whip (abbreviation of the foxhunting term whipper-in) is not metaphorical in the sense often erroneously supposed.
The rope arrested my fall what climbers call a whipper and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I hadn't broken or punctured anything.
As far as Vionne could see, the three of them plus the whipper were the only people in the place.
In this part of America there is a singular bird, called whipper-will, or whip-poor-will, which has obtained its name from the plaintive noise that it makes.
Ahenobarbus was pouring out upon their inefficiency a torrent of wrathful malediction, that promised employment for the "whipper" for some time to come.
The resistance of the innocent man caused the "whipper" to call in three other sturdy blacks, and, in a few minutes, the victim was fastened upon the stretcher, face downwards, his clothing removed, and the strong-armed white negro-whipper standing over him with uplifted whip.
"Where is the dollar that you got with this note?" asked the "whipper," as he finished reading the epistle.
Disraeli, not yet fully recognised as leader of the protectionists, was working hard for that position, and assumed the manners of it, with Beresford, a kind of whipper-in, for his right-hand man.
The second was, great, now thatI'm nearing 40, I'm seeing thirty-year-old doctors as young whipper-snappers.
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