Clipping

Definition of Clipping

Clip´ping
n.1.The act of embracing.
2.The act of cutting off, curtailing, or diminishing; the practice of clipping the edges of coins.
clipping by Englishmen is robbing the honest man who receives clipped money.
- Locke.
3.That which is clipped off or out of something; a piece separated by clipping; as, newspaper clippings.
4.(Football) The act of hitting a player from behind, for the purpose of blocking. It is illegal in football because it can lead to injury to the blocked player, who cannot anticipate the action. A penalty of 10 yards or more may be assessed against the team of the offending player.

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abbreviation, ana, analects, anthology, apocope, aposiopesis, bit, butt, chip, chunk, clip, clippings, collectanea, collection, collop, contraction, crasis, crumb, cut, cutting, cuttings, dollop, elision, ellipsis, end, excerpta, excerpts, extracts, florilegium, flowers, fragment, fragments, gleanings, gob, gobbet, hunk, lump, miscellanea, miscellany, modicum, moiety, morsel, paring, particle, piece, pruning, rasher, scoop, scrap, shard, shaving, shiver, shortening, shred, slice, sliver, smithereen, snack, snatch, snip, snippet, splinter, stitch, stump, syncope, syneresis, tatter, truncation
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