- a short length of gut, nylon, or the like, for tying an artificial fly to the leader.
- a branch of the shaft of a bird feather, serving as the tail of an artificial fly.
Examples from the Web for tippet
A ruff or tippet surrounds the neck; and the skin of the head of a deer forms a curious kind of cap.Travels in North America, From Modern Writers|William Bingley
The purse at his girdle was plethoric, the fur on his tippet was ermine, broad and new.The Cloister and the Hearth|Charles Reade
She has on a small flat hat, and a tippet over her shoulders.Rembrandt and His Works|John Burnet
She and her companions wore short petticoats, and a kind of tippet on their shoulders.The Coral Island|R.M. Ballantyne
A figure in a red cap was dashing up the ice at great speed, and waving a tippet in a most excited manner.Nan Sherwood at Lakeview Hall|Annie Roe Carr