"clippers" in the noun sense
1. limiter, clipper
electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform
"a limiter introduces amplitude distortion"
2. clipper, clipper ship
a fast sailing ship used in former times
shears for cutting grass or shrubbery (often used in the plural)
scissors for cutting hair or finger nails (often used in the plural)
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