What is a clipper?

What is a clipper? Here are some definitions.

  1. Anything that clips.
  2. (plural) A tool used for clipping something, such as hair, coins, or fingernails.
  3. Something that moves swiftly; especially:
    1. (nautical) Any of several forms of very fast sailing ships having a long, low hull and a sharply raked stem.
    2. (informal) An Alberta clipper.
  4. (electronics) A circuit which prevents the amplitude of a wave from exceeding a set value.
  5. (historical) A person who mutilates coins by fraudulently paring the edges.
  6. (slang) Confidence trickster; conman
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