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Synonyms for clipper

(electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude

a fast sailing ship used in former times

shears for cutting grass or shrubbery (often used in the plural)

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scissors for cutting hair or finger nails (often used in the plural)

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In 1842, Donald McKay, the celebrated American naval designer of the 19th century, built his first clipper ship of importance.
The American Clipper Ship, 1845-1920: A Comprehensive History, With a Listing of Builders and Their Ships
It describes his creation of the world's first four-engine airliner, the record-breaking Clipper Ships, with which Pan American Airways explored transpacific and transatlantic airline service, and the development of the helicopter.
If it's a survey of eleven determined Massachusetts women which is needed, choose Lura Seavey's regional set of biographical sketches More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Massachusetts Women, outlining women who launched scientific and culinary revolutions in their fields, navigated clipper ships, and participated in war.
Other exhibits examine the pottery of Catalina Clay Products, an industry that flourished on the island in the '20s and '30s; sportfishing, which attracted author Zane Grey and comic actor Stan Laurel, among others; and movie-making, which saw filmmakers moor clipper ships in Catalina's picturesque coves and build sets of Tripoli forts onshore.
Now it also has the award-winning Maritime Museum which celebrates the city's life-long association with the North Sea, from the days of clipper ships to the offshore oil industry.
Launched only nine years ago, the 115m long Star Flyer is one of the largest clipper ships ever built.
Janet says: "Roger's grand-father was a captain on clipper ships sailing to New Zealand.
For four years the Frolic and Faucon established an enviable record for speed, efficiency, and profitability in the opium trade until after 1849 when larger, more reliable, and faster steam-powered vessels drove the clipper ships out of the market.
For resource material we had photographs of the Tall Ships from "Operation Sail," library books on clipper ships, a three-dimensional model of the USS Constitution, and a seascape by Winslow Homer.
The settlers who won the west decorated their rooms, grand and humble alike, with wallpapers that arrived in Conestoga wagons, clipper ships, and railroad cars.
Low & Sons, which sent clipper ships to China in the 1800s, also is represented in the DJL collection.
Air express carriers, such as United Parcel Service, will be the clipper ships of the 21st century, connecting peoples and cultures around the globe.
A draftsman retired from the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Crothers has also written a book about American clipper ships.
A fleet of authentic clipper ships can take you to the Caribbean, Central America and the Mediterranean as well as transatlantic and Indian Ocean crossings.