clamper

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

clamp +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

clamper ‎(plural clampers)

  1. One who, or that which, clamps.
    If you park your car in a no-parking zone, watch out for clampers.
  2. An attachment with sharp metal prongs, attached to a boot or shoe to enable the wearer to walk securely upon ice.
    • Elisha Kane
      Both divisions are provided with clampers, to steady them and their sledges on the irregular ice-surfaces []
  3. (electronics) A circuit that restricts the amplitude of a waveform.

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