tipcat

[ tip-kat ]
/ ˈtɪpˌkæt /

noun

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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Origin of tipcat

1670–80; tip4 + cat1
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British Dictionary definitions for tipcat

tipcat
/ (ˈtɪpˌkæt) /

noun

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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