tippler

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tipple +‎ -er ‎((agent)). “Seller” sense from 1396; “drinker” sense from 1580.

Noun[edit]

tippler ‎(plural tipplers)

  1. (archaic, Webster 1913) A seller of alcoholic liquors; keeper of a tippling-house.
  2. A habitual drinker; a bibber.
  3. A breed of domestic pigeon bred to participate in endurance competitions.
  4. (Britain, railroad) An open wagon with a tipping trough, unloaded by being inverted (used for bulk cargo, especially minerals). A mine car, a lorry.
  5. (mining) One who works at a tipple.

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