from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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. A length of twisted hair or gut in a fishing line.
- n. A handful of straw bound together at one end, used for thatching.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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. A length of twisted hair or gut in a fish line.
- n. A handful of straw bound together at one end, and used for thatching.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)