[ tip-kat ]
/ ˈtɪpˌkæt /
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a game in which a short piece of wood, tapered at both ends, is struck lightly at one end with a bat, causing the wood to spring into the air so that it can be batted for a distance.
Also called pussy. the tapered piece of wood used in this game.
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Example sentences from the Web for tipcat
In the middle of a game at tipcat he paused, and stood staring wildly upwards with his stick in his hand.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 3. (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
From Tipcat quick away I fly For fear they'll hit me in the eye.
British Dictionary definitions for tipcat
/ (ˈtɪpˌkæt) /
a game in which a short sharp-ended piece of wood (the cat) is tipped in the air with a stick
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