tipcat

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Etymology[edit]

tip +‎ cat

Noun[edit]

tipcat (countable and uncountable, plural tipcats)

  1. (uncountable) An old game in which a small piece of wood pointed at both ends is tipped, or struck with a stick or bat, to make it travel through the air as far as possible.
    1838, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Lays of Ancient Rome:
    In the middle of a game at tipcat, he paused, and stood staring wildly upward with his stick in his hand.
  2. (countable) The wooden piece used in this game.
    Synonyms: cat

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tipcat in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)