What does the word clipping mean?

Usage examples for clipping

  1. Mr. Hewitt nodded in the direction of a man who was clipping a box border. – Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison
  2. The little girl's mother put the last stitches on the new clothes; the big brothers, each having firmly refused to let either of the others try a hand at clipping him, made a journey to the post- office to get their hair cut by the hardware man; and the little girl wore a despised sunbonnet, had her yellow locks put up on rags, and went to bed every night with clabbered milk on her face. – The Biography of a Prairie Girl by Eleanor Gates