gripper

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

grip + -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gripper (plural grippers)

  1. a person or thing that grips something
  2. a cover on the handle of a bicycle, tool, etc, that makes it easier to grip.
  3. (curling) A rubber or other material attached to a curling shoe to improve traction on the ice
  4. (rail transport, slang) a ticket collector

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Frankish *grīpan, from Proto-Germanic *grīpaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreyb- (to grab, grasp).

Verb[edit]

gripper

  1. to grab, to grasp

Conjugation[edit]