- a jump ball that begins each period.
Origin of tipoff
- the act of tipping off.
- a hint or warning: They got a tip-off on the raid.
Origin of tip-off
First recorded in 1910–15; noun use of verb phrase tip off
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Examples from the Web for tipoff
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- a warning or hint, esp given confidentially and based on inside information
- basketball the act or an instance of putting the ball in play by a jump ball
- (tr, adverb) to give a hint or warning to