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  1. (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

Historical Examples

  • He is a curious little chap, the Solitary Snipe, and we used to call him Tip-up.

    Birds and Nature Vol. 9 No. 1 [January 1901]


  • 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.

  • 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.