Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To dispose of waste (garbage) illegally, rather than at an authorized dump location.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The extreme end, joint, or tip of a fly-rod; the tip, as distinguished from the second joint and the butt.

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Examples

  • Brewers 3, Cards 2Bottom 5th: Well, that home plate umpire, Mike Everitt, is in a pretty poor way now after getting caught flush on the arm by a fly-tip.

    Milwaukee Brewers vs. St Louis Cardinals - live! | Steve Busfield

  • Pickles said: "People already pay £120 a month in council tax for local services", and warned that the move would create "perverse incentives" to fly-tip rubbish.

    Fly-tipping is on the rise as council charges for skips soar

  • She never asked nothing from nobody; when her children were small she salvaged carpet from a fly-tip site and cleaned it up.

    Sorry Dot.

  • It came to hand with two bait-tips only; but I added a fly-tip and it made an excellent "general fishing rod."

    Woodcraft

  • There's the lady from Surrey who makes all her own furniture from cast-offs she finds in skips and fly-tip sites; the man from Cornwall who has converted his car to run on old chip oil; and the retired engineer from Hampshire who makes solar hot water panels out of black-painted radiators and lengths of hose pipe.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Good Samaritans who pick up a fly-tip are admonished for dropping it off at a local dump.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • They were given cash for reporting offenders who let their dogs foul pavements, drop litter, dawb graffiti or fly-tip.

    Letters From A Tory

  • "It is completely wrong to fly-tip and the council takes issues like this very seriously," he said.

    BBC Kent | Kent

  • A box of 1,000 council leaflets urging people not to fly-tip has been found ...

    mirror.co.uk - Home

  • In the UK they have done follow-up shows seeing what happened to some big items - paintings found on a fly-tip, a load of silver brought by a family whose dead husband/father had collected it over the years and kept it under his bed and so on, and how much they sold for.

    Boing Boing

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