“Do you want to borrow my clippers?”
Your friend has a hangnail. She complains about it. You want to offer to help her, so you say this.
Do you want to borrow my clippers?
"Nail clippers" are the tool that you use to cut your fingernails. There's also a larger version for cutting your toenails.
Other types of tools are also called "clippers". For example:
- Hair clippers are a machine that cuts hair. Sometimes the scissors that a barber uses are also called "hair clippers".
- Hedge clippers are used to prune bushes and hedges.
- Wire clippers are a small tool that cuts wires.
- Bolt clippers are a big tool that you can use to cut open a padlock or a chain.
You use the word "clippers" with an "s", even when you're just talking about one item.