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  1. a scarf, usually of fur or wool, for covering the neck, or the neck and shoulders, and usually having ends hanging down in front.: Compare stole2 (def. 2).

  2. Ecclesiastical. a band of silk or the like worn around the neck with the ends pendent in front.: Compare stole2 (def. 1).

  1. a long, narrow, pendent part of a hood, sleeve, etc.

  2. Angling.

    • 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.

Origin of tippet

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at tip1, -et

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How to use tippet in a sentence

  • Hans' tippet caught under our runners and held us up a good deal.

    The Rover Boys on the Farm | Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)

British Dictionary definitions for tippet


/ (ˈtɪpɪt) /

  1. a woman's fur cape for the shoulders, often consisting of the whole fur of a fox, marten, etc

  2. the long stole of Anglican clergy worn during a service

  1. a long streamer-like part to a sleeve, hood, etc, esp in the 16th century

  2. the ruff of a bird

  3. a tippet feather or something similar used in dressing some artificial angling flies

Origin of tippet

C14: perhaps from tip 1

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