Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In fishing, same as tilt, 6.
- n. In ornithology, same as fiddler, 4. See teetertail, and cut under Tringoides.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The spotted sandpiper; -- called also
teeter-tail. See under sandpiper.
- adj. constructed so as to tip up or out of the way
“The tip-up is basically a spool on a stick holding a baited line suspended through a hole in the ice.”
“Each tip-up must be marked with the operator's name and address; the operator must be in immediate attendance when the lines are in the water.”
“Using a tip-up with 15lb test line and a 10lb steel leader. we like to catch small perch for bait, because pike feed naturally on perch in most of the lakes we fish.”
“When you set the tip-up, the bobber should be visible on the last wrap of the tip-up spool.”
“For panfish, what is good tip-up bait and what should I jig to catch them as well.”
“And as for pickerel, just get medium shiners and put them on a tip-up.”
“I'm going ice-fishing in Little bay de noc in Michigan this Febuary. what pound test of clear line would you reomend for walleyes on a tip-up for a leader?”
“I caught this Northern on a tip-up while fishing in Minnesota.”
“By my unofficial count, he allowed three big completions on plays where he was well-positioned, including the tip-up to Witten.”
“The Beretta has a tip-up barrel, so the first round is easily loaded.”
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