vb. To embrace, hence; to encompass. To cut off; as with shears or scissors; as, to clip the hair; to clip coin. To curtail; to cut short.
- vb. To move swiftly; - usually with indefinite it.
- n. An embrace. A cutting; a shearing. The product of a single shearing of sheep; a season's crop of wool. A clasp or holder for letters, papers, etc. An embracing strap for holding parts together; the iron strap, with loop, at the ends of a whiffletree.
- (Far.) A projecting flange on the upper edge of a horseshoe, turned up so as to embrace the lower part of the hoof; - called also toe clip and beak.
- A blow or stroke with the hand; as, he hit him a clip.