or tee·pee, ti·pi
- a tent of the American Indians, made usually from animal skins laid on a conical frame of long poles and having an opening at the top for ventilation and a flap door.
Origin of tepee
Related Words for tepeecanvas, pavilion, encampment, tent, box, shed, chalet, cot, shelter, lean-to, shanty, shack, lodge, cottage, hovel, cabin, bungalow, wigwam, tabernacle, yurt
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Contemporary Examples of tepee
Out West, in a tepee, on a reservation, alcohol, drug abuse, drain on society, poverty, uneducated—beaten down.A Millennium After Inventing the Game, the Iroquois Are Lacrosse’s New Superpower
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Historical Examples of tepee
Sierra Vista was a far vaster affair than the tepee of Grey Beaver.
Nothing happened, though the adjacent portions of the tepee moved.
As he peered in at the tepee door Wetherell perceived Pogosa dimly.
A mutter of voices in Pogosa's tepee interrupted his thought.
Pogosa was waiting, squatted on the ground at some distance from her tepee.
- a cone-shaped tent of animal skins used by certain North American Indians
Word Origin for tepee
1743, ti pee, from Dakota (Siouan) thipi "dwelling, house."