- 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
Related Words for tippetmantle, shawl, cope, cloak, wrapper, cardinal, wrap, poncho, gabardine, pelisse, Vandyke, capote, mantilla, tabard, dolman, fichu, apron, hanging, fold, tag
Examples from the Web for tippet
Historical Examples of tippet
Laura has lost her tippet; I lend her mine, an' she kind o' blushes.A Little Book of Profitable Tales
She has on a small flat hat, and a tippet over her shoulders.Rembrandt and His Works
"I shall wear my tippet when we go to the depot, and have a new hood," said Grace.Little Prudy
Perhaps the parasol was hers too, the coral beads, the muff and tippet!Nine Little Goslings
One of her long sleeves she had untied from her tippet, and taken it off; the other remained.The Boarding School
Word Origin for tippet
c.1300, of unknown origin; perhaps from Old English tæppet "carpet, hanging."