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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clipper  \Clip"per\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  clips;  specifically,  one  who  clips  off  the  edges 
  of  coin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clipper 
  n  1:  a  circuit  that  limits  the  amplitude  of  a  waveform  [syn:  {limiter}] 
  2:  a  fast  ship  used  in  former  times  [syn:  {clipper  ship}] 
  3:  shears  for  cutting  grass  or  shrubbery  [syn:  {clippers}] 
  4:  for  cutting  hair  or  finger  nails  [syn:  {clippers}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Clipper 
 
  1.    An  {integrated  circuit}  which 
  implements  the  {SkipJack}  {algorithm}.  The  Clipper  is 
  manufactured  by  the  US  government  to  encrypt  telephone  data. 
  It  has  the  added  feature  that  it  can  be  decrypted  by  the  US 
  government,  which  has  tried  to  make  the  chip  compulsory  in  the 
  United  States.  Phil  Zimmerman  (inventor  of  {PGP})  remarked, 
  "This  doesn't  even  pass  the  sniff  test"  (i.e.  it  stinks). 
 
  {(http://www.wired.com/clipper/)} 
 
  {news:alt.privacy.clipper} 
 
  2.  A  compiled  {dBASE}  dialect  from  Nantucket  Corp,  LA 
  Versions:  Winter  85,  Spring  86,  Autumn  86,  Summer  87,  4.5 
  (Japanese  Kanji),  5.0. 
 
  (1995-03-25) 
 
 




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