American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A covering for the shoulders, as of fur, with long ends that hang in front.
- n. A long stole worn by members of the Anglican clergy.
- n. A long hanging part, as of a sleeve, hood, or cape.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long and narrow pendent part of the dress, as the hanging part of a sleeve or the liripipium.
- n. Any scarf or similar garment.
- n. A cape or muffler, usually covering the shoulders or coming, at most, half-way to the elbow, but longer in front; especially, such a garment when made of fur; in modern use, any covering for the neck, or the neck and shoulders, with hanging ends, especially a woolen muffler tied about the neck. Fur tippets still form part of the official costume of English judges.
- n. In the Ch. of Eng., a kind of cape worn by literates (non-graduates), of stuff, and instead of the hood, and by graduates, beneficed clergy, and dignitaries, of silk, at times when they do not wear the hood.
- n. A hood of chain-mail: used sometimes for camail.
- n. A length of twisted hair or gut in a fishing-line.
- n. A bundle of straw bound together at one end, used in thatching.
- n. In ornithology, a formation of long or downy feathers about a bird's head or neck; a ruff or ruffle.
- n. In entomology, one of the patagia, or pieces attached to the sides of the pronotum, of a moth: so called because they are generally covered with soft, plumy scales. thus resembling tippets. Also shoulder-tippet.
- n. a shoulder covering, typically the fur of a fox, with long ends that dangle in front
- n. a stole worn by Anglican ministers
- n. obsolete A length of twisted hair or gut in a fishing line.
- n. obsolete A handful of straw bound together at one end, used for thatching.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A cape, or scarflike garment for covering the neck, or the neck and shoulders, -- usually made of fur, cloth, or other warm material.
- n. Scot. A length of twisted hair or gut in a fish line.
- n. Scot. A handful of straw bound together at one end, and used for thatching.
- n. a woman's fur shoulder cape with hanging ends; often consisting of the whole fur of a fox or marten
- Middle English tipet, perhaps from tip, tip of an object. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A knot I use to tie flies to my tippet is the UN-improved clinch knot ..... 4, or 5 wraps and just barely through the bottom hole, hold it there, wet the loops, and draw them up leaving but a fraction of an inch to trip off.”
“The tippet is the same diameter across it's length, like mono.”
“This piece of tippet is usually tied into the bend of the hook of my first fly.”
“The personal rewards of using thin-ass tippet is my own victory.”
“Spainhower explains that the pressure of biting on even a hair-thin tippet of mono can crack a preexisting fracture line in the tooth, but more often it is pulling at leader clamped between teeth or the snapping of tooth against tooth after the mono is cut that causes the damage.”
“The tippet is the most elegant article of Indian dress we have ever seen.”
History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I. To the Sources of the Missouri, Thence Across the Rocky Mountains and Down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. Performed During the Years 1804-5-6.
“She and her companions wore short petticoats, and a kind of tippet on their shoulders.”
“She and her companions wore short petticoats and a kind of tippet on their shoulders.”
“Yes | No | Report from rdorman wrote 8 weeks 2 days ago you can use it without casting suffering ... once you figure out your leader build to casting style for the weight lines you use, it will help tremendously ... i recommend a stiff line for leader (helps prevent tangles and casts better) and that you use "tippet" material for the tippet, but if you don't want to use the limpest line you can (generally limper tippet means more natural presentation).”
“Much of that can be addressed in the tippet section, and not the butt section, however, but a guy named George Harvey, I imagine you know of his leader design, believes you will catch more fish by NOT turning over your leader, but by casting it on the water in a slack loops!”
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