(?), n. [OE. tipet, tepet, AS. tppet, probably fr. L. tapete tapestry, hangings. Cf. Tape, Tapestry, Tapet.] 1. A cape, or scarflike garment for covering the neck, or the neck and shoulders, -- usually made of fur, cloth, or other warm material. Chaucer. Bacon.
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2. A length of twisted hair or gut in a fish line. [Scot.]
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3. A handful of straw bound together at one end, and used for thatching. [Scot.] Jamieson.
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Tippet grebe (Zol.), the great crested grebe, or one of several similar species. -- Tippet grouse (Zol.), the ruffed grouse. -- To turn tippet, to change. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
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