- Rhymes: -ɪpɪt
tippet (plural tippets)
- A shoulder covering, typically the fur of a fox, with long ends that dangle in front.
- A stole worn by Anglican ministers or other clergymen.
- (Scotland, obsolete) A length of twisted hair or gut in a fishing line.
- (Scotland, obsolete) A handful of straw bound together at one end, used for thatching.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Jamieson to this entry?)
- (fishing) In fly fishing, the part of the leader that attaches to the fly.
- A bird's ruffle.
- One of the patagia, or pieces at the side of the pronotum of a moth.
- tippet grebe (great crested grebe, Podiceps cristatus)
- tippet grouse (ruffed grouse, Bonasa umbellus)
- turn tippet
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tippet in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)