filter tip


noun

a mouthpiece for a cigarette or cigar having a means of filtering the smoke.
a cigarette or cigar having such a mouthpiece.

Nearby words

  1. filter feeding,
  2. filter out,
  3. filter paper,
  4. filter press,
  5. filter pump,
  6. filterable,
  7. filterable virus,
  8. filtering operation,
  9. filth,
  10. filthy

Origin of filter tip

First recorded in 1930–35

Related formsfil·ter-tipped, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for filter tip

filter tip

noun

an attachment to the mouth end of a cigarette for trapping impurities such as tar during smoking. It consists of any of various dense porous substances, such as cotton
a cigarette having such an attachment
Derived Formsfilter-tipped, adjective

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