- (prenominal) able to be turned upwards around a hinge or pivota tip-up seat
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Examples from the Web for tip-up
He is a curious little chap, the Solitary Snipe, and we used to call him Tip-up.
The Smith & Wesson pistol has a tip-up action and an automatic extractor.Pistol and Revolver Shooting
A. L. A. Himmelwright
After such glorious success the boys would have to crown him as the king of tip-up fishermen.Phil Bradley's Snow-shoe Trail
Silas K. Boone
With eager eyes we watched the line play out, or saw the tip-up give the warning sign.Pastoral Days
William Hamilton Gibson
This contrivance is called a 'tip-up,' from the movement which is certain to follow the seizure of the bait.