Kip"per [D. kippen to hatch, snatch, seize. Cf. Kipe.]
A salmon after spawning.
2. A salmon split open, salted, and dried or smoked; -- so called because salmon after spawning were usually so cured, not being good when fresh. [Scot.] Kipper time, the season in which fishing for salmon is forbidden. [Eng. & Scot.]