- noun the total amount of wool obtained from a sheep or from a whole flock
- verb to cut the wool from a sheep
- A short piece of brick that has been cut.
- A small metal fastening device.
- verb to hit the ball smartly off the legs with an angled bat, deflecting it into the leg-side area, especially behind square
Citation ‘White hit Nash for three consecutive boundaries … He then clipped the same bowler to deep square leg and scampered back audaciously to register his maiden Test half-century’
(Vic Marks, Observer
19 June 1994)
- A device which serves to grasp or connect, usually through the use of spring-loaded jaws. For example, an alligator clip.
- In computer graphics, to cut off of a displayed image beyond a given boundary.
- acronym forClassical IP
(written as CLIP)
- Abbreviation of Classical Internet protocol. An IETF standard for sending IP packets over ATM networks. Its own abbreviation is CLIP.
- noun a piece of metal with a spring, used to attach things together
- noun a spring-fitted device used to attach one object to another object, or to hold objects together
- noun several rounds of ammunition held together by a clip for easy loading
- verb to attach using a clip
- verb to take (someone’s) money dishonestly by sharp practice, deceit or fraud. The word is a euphemism from the jargon of tricksters, with the image of ‘trimming’ someone of their ‘excess’ wealth.
- verb to hit someone a glancing blow with an open hand, to smack
- verb to kill, execute. An item of black street slang from the early 1990s. One of many short ‘tough-guy’ euphemisms such as tag, cap, off, etc.