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Tippet

tippet

1. A cape, or scarflike garment for covering the neck, or the neck and shoulders, usually made of fur, cloth, or other warm material.

2. A length of twisted hair or gut in a fish line.

3. A handful of straw bound together at one end, and used for thatching.

(Science: zoology) Tippet grebe, the ruffed grouse. To turn tippet, to change.

Origin: OE. Tipet, tepet, AS. Taeppet, probably fr. L. Tapete tapestry, hangings. Cf. Tape, Tapestry, Tapet.


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