the letter T or t.
something shaped like a T, as a three-way joint used in fitting pipes together.
having a crosspiece at the top; shaped like a T.
Idioms about tee
- tea, tee
Other definitions for tee (2 of 3)
Also called teeing ground . the starting place, usually a hard mound of earth, at the beginning of play for each hole.
a small wooden, plastic, metal, or rubber peg from which the ball is driven, as in teeing off.
Football. a device on which the ball may be placed to raise it off the ground preparatory to kicking.
Golf. to place (the ball) on a tee.
Golf. to strike the ball from a tee.
Slang. to reprimand severely; scold: He teed off on his son for wrecking the car.
Informal. to begin: They teed off the program with a medley of songs.
Baseball, Softball. to make many runs and hits, especially extra-base hits: teeing off for six runs on eight hits, including three doubles and a home run.
Baseball, Softball. to hit (a pitched ball) hard and far: He teed off on a fastball and drove it into the bleachers.
Boxing. to strike with a powerful blow, especially to the head: He teed off on his opponent with an overhand right.
Slang. to make angry, irritated, or disgusted: She was teed off because her dinner guests were late.
Other definitions for TEE (3 of 3)
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How to use tee in a sentence
Jim Carrey cracked an LSD joke while teeing up a montage of animated films.Surprise! Ellen DeGeneres is the Best Oscars Host in a Decade | Marlow Stern | March 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And there were people teeing off, even as the temperatures still hovered at about 105 degrees.
Small came over to us while the Colonel was teeing his ball.Fore! | Charles Emmett Van Loan
While the Colonel was teeing up, Small kept moving around and talking in that megaphone voice of his.Fore! | Charles Emmett Van Loan
In teeing-off, one should be quite sure that one's immediate predecessors from the tee are at least two shots in advance.Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 | Lillian Eichler Watson
British Dictionary definitions for tee (1 of 3)
a pipe fitting in the form of a letter T, used to join three pipes
a metal section with a cross section in the form of a letter T, such as a rolled-steel joist
any part or component shaped like a T
British Dictionary definitions for tee (2 of 3)
Also called: teeing ground an area, often slightly elevated, from which the first stroke of a hole is made
a support for a golf ball, usually a small wooden or plastic peg, used when teeing off or in long grass, etc
(when intr, often foll by up) to position (the ball) ready for striking, on or as if on a tee
- See also tee off
British Dictionary definitions for tee (3 of 3)
a mark used as a target in certain games such as curling and quoits
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