Part of speech: noun

A swift sailing vessel.

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Usage examples "clipper":

  1. A thoroughbred cheat, of good blood, is a clipper, that's a fact. - "The Attache or, Sam Slick in England, Complete", Thomas Chandler Haliburton.
  2. As I made my way along the water front, I noticed a fine clipper ship of nearly two thousand tons lying at a wharf. - "Mr. Trunnell", T. Jenkins Hains.
  3. A first- class clipper has not more graceful lines. - "The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1", Frederick Whymper.