• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gripper In printing presses, the fingers or nippers.
    • Gripper One who, or that which, grips or seizes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gripper One who or that which grips, grasps, or seizes. Specifically— A process-server or sheriff's officer; a bailiff. [Ireland.]
    • n gripper A device for holding the carbon of an arc-lamp and assisting in the regulation of its movements.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Gripper one who, or that which, grips
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. grípan, grap, gripen; Ice. grípa, Ger. grei′fen, Dut. grijpen; allied to grab.


In literature:

But first I'm going to try the grippers.
"Tom Swift and his War Tank" by Victor Appleton
I consider you, Mrs. Gripper, the most valuable person in the house.
"Armadale" by Wilkie Collins
The grippers hold the sheet securely, so that the thinnest newspaper can be printed without waste.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
Way that big dog, Gripper, took to you zet me thinking.
"Nic Revel" by George Manville Fenn
The suit pulled them out one by one, its steel grippers clamping down upon things no softer than itself.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
The three sailors, Clifton, Gripper, and Pen, seemed less ardent and resolute; they easily grumbled.
"The English at the North Pole" by Jules Verne
Of course, old Gripper Scott himself was one of the four.
"Frank Merriwell's Pursuit" by Burt L. Standish
Can you see it from here, Gripper?
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
His suit's grippers and rollers automatically adjusted to the roughness of the topography.
"The Dueling Machine" by Benjamin William Bova
The gripper margins A A are determined by the construction of the machines, and may be varied accordingly.
"Practical Lithography" by Alfred Seymour

In news:

The bandsaw 's floating gripper feed unit helps prevent damage when feeding bars or extrusions.
The air-powered gripper feed was once the standard press feeding device in most stamping operations.
It may be time to jettison the notion that robots in the future will have grippers or claws for hands.
Included is an adjustable Suregrip stretcher-leveling system featuring metallic grippers that prevent slippage when running high-strength or oily material.
Is serial hugger 'Jack the Gripper' a criminal.
And radiating from the center of the gripper edge.
Grippers Feature Sandpaper -Like Surface.
Its abrasive diamond surface grippers feature a surface comparable to 100-grit sandpaper bonded permanently to a stainless steel pad.
Schmalz Inc, Raleigh, NC, introduces its HT2 vacuum suction cups designed for handling sheetmetal during the hot-forming process, to replace the use of mechanical grippers.
This footage shows a workpiece gripper that enables a machine to load and unload workpieces on its own.
Parts Gripper Allows Machine To Act As Its Own Robot.
This gripper allows a machine tool to serve as its own robot.
For applications that rule out the use of grippers or vacuum technology, the NCT noncontact transport system from Bosch Rexroth is a viable option for these difficult handling tasks.
They are made of durable, water-resistant cotton canvas and boast the Domke non-slip Gripper™ Strap.
One product, Sof-Top urethane grippers from Fairlane Products, features a bubbled urethane surface for non-slip grip.

In science:

The goal is to develop a gripper which can be used for a great amount of geometrically variant workpieces.
CAGD - Computer Aided Gripper Design for a Flexible Gripping System
The high flexibility of the gripper is obtained by three parallel used principles.
CAGD - Computer Aided Gripper Design for a Flexible Gripping System
These are human and computer based analysis of the gripping object as well as mechanical adaptation of the gripper to the object with the help of servo motors.
CAGD - Computer Aided Gripper Design for a Flexible Gripping System
Flexible gripper development This article mainly focuses on a three finger gripper with suction cups as a possible solution for a flexible gripper design.
CAGD - Computer Aided Gripper Design for a Flexible Gripping System
The first step in designing a gripper for different workpieces is to identify geometrical similarities of the workpieces. This is difficult for a human, because one has to detect the same gripping points on different workpieces. The most common method in such a case is “Trial and Error”.
CAGD - Computer Aided Gripper Design for a Flexible Gripping System
The result will be a constellation of gripping areas to grip all the analysed workpieces via a suction gripper (shown in Fig. 1). If it is possible, the result will be one constellation. Also, gripping constellation of a special pattern can be found.
CAGD - Computer Aided Gripper Design for a Flexible Gripping System
In dependence of the workpiece examined by the software a gripper constellation for all workpieces can be found. This makes the use of an adjustment mechanism redundant.
CAGD - Computer Aided Gripper Design for a Flexible Gripping System
FIB) induced deposition such as grippers and biocell surgery . In contrast to gas assisted FIB deposition, FEB induced deposition proceeds without contamination (no ion implantation into the growing deposit) and with better resolution.
Dose and energy dependence of mechanical properties of focused electron beam induced pillar deposits from Cu(C5HF6O2)2
Gripper A simple domain, originally designed to demonstrate the limitations of Graphplan, in which a collection of identical balls must be transported by a robot with two grippers from one room to an adjacent room.
The 3rd International Planning Competition: Results and Analysis
The second competition introduced several new domains: • Blocks The classic blocks-world problem, encoded without an explicit reference to a gripper.
The 3rd International Planning Competition: Results and Analysis