Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Moving quickly and lightly; nimble.
  • adj. Speaking or flowing easily; fluent.

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  • v. Present participle of trip.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Quick; nimble; stepping lightly and quickly.
  • adj. Having the right forefoot lifted, the others remaining on the ground, as if he were trotting; trippant; -- said of an animal, as a hart, buck, and the like, used as a bearing.
  • n. Act of one who, or that which, trips.
  • n. A light dance.
  • n. The loosing of an anchor from the ground by means of its cable or buoy rope.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Quick; nimble; stepping quickly and lightly.
  • In heraldry, same as trippant.
  • n. The act of one who trips.
  • n. A light dance.
  • n. Nautical, the act of loosening the anchor from the ground.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. moving easily and quickly; nimble
  • adj. characterized by a buoyant rhythm

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Examples

  • What we referred to as a "tripping hazard" back in our religious all-girls high school and a "fire hazard" because after all, it would have taken us longer to get out of the building in those things is gracing the runway.

    Shira Hirschman Weiss: Long Skirts: Strolling the Runway and Memory Lane

  • Penalties Back to top Period Team Time Player Type Level 1st period PHO 1: 57 Daniel Carcillo fighting major VAN 1: 57 Rob Davison fighting major VAN 12: 18 Mats Sundin tripping minor PHO 13: 46 David Hale kneeing minor 2nd period VAN 8: 29 Shane O'Brien interference minor 3rd period PHO 7: 50 Olli Jokinen hooking minor VAN 13: 22 Jannik Hansen high-sticking double-minor

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  • Penalties Back to top Period Team Time Player Type Level 1st period PIT 8: 20 Matt Cooke unsportsmanlike-conduct minor CAR 8: 20 Chad LaRose tripping minor PIT 18: 02 Brooks Orpik holding minor 2nd period CAR 2: 02 Dennis Seidenberg cross-checking minor PIT 9: 53 Chris Kunitz tripping minor CAR 12: 09 Chad LaRose hooking minor 3rd period PIT 18: 12 Bill Guerin tripping minor

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  • Barbara studied her briefly, her expression tripping past embarrassment and annoyance before settling on a keen curiosity.

    Short Story: "Unplanned Outing" (7th in a series)

  • Penalties Back to top Period Team Time Player Type Level 1st period CAR 3: 03 Wade Brookbank fighting major BOS 3: 03 Shawn Thornton fighting major CAR 10: 09 Casey Borer tripping minor 2nd period BOS 11: 18 David Krejci hooking minor CAR 13: 34 Eric Staal high-sticking minor 3rd period CAR 19: 42 Niclas Wallin tripping minor

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  • Penalties Back to top Period Team Time Player Type Level 1st period WAS 9: 51 John Erskine interference minor ATL 13: 24 Slava Kozlov high-sticking minor ATL 17: 40 Eric Perrin tripping minor 2nd period ATL 4: 27 Tobias Enstrom tripping minor WAS 10: 43 Tom Poti hooking minor WAS 10: 56 Shaone Morrisonn delay-of-game minor 3rd period WAS 1: 57 Jeff Schultz delay-of-game minor ATL 15: 20 Chris Thorburn cross-checking minor

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  • Penalties Back to top Period Team Time Player Type Level 1st period WAS 8: 45 John Erskine delay-of-game minor MON 14: 46 Sergei Kostitsyn kneeing minor MON 16: 14 Steve Begin tripping minor 2nd period WAS 13: 44 John Erskine delay-of-game minor 3rd period WAS 3: 04 Matt Pettinger tripping minor WAS 10: 44 Mike Green high-sticking minor WAS 15: 18 John Erskine tripping minor WAS 18: 57 Jeff Schultz hooking minor

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  • Penalties Back to top Period Team Time Player Type Level 1st period WAS 1: 08 Mike Green hooking minor WAS 12: 37 Jeff Schultz interference minor 2nd period WAS 11: 09 Jeff Schultz hooking minor 3rd period WAS 1: 22 Alexander Ovechkin tripping minor WAS 7: 25 Tom Poti interference minor BUF 19: 41 Ales Kotalik holding minor

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  • Penalties Back to top Period Team Time Player Type Level 1st period WAS 4: 22 Bryan Muir interference minor WAS 11: 29 Alexander Semin tripping minor WAS 12: 44 Shaone Morrisonn fighting major EDM 12: 44 Raffi Torres fighting major 2nd period EDM 3: 23 Marty Reasoner hooking minor EDM 12: 03 Daniel Tjarnqvist holding minor WAS 12: 22 Donald Brashear roughing minor WAS 15: 20

    USATODAY.com - Hockey - Washington vs. Edmonton

  • Penalties Back to top Period Team Time Player Type Level 1st period TB 11: 56 Shane O'Brien hooking minor NJ 15: 36 Michael Rupp tripping minor NJ 17: 24 Brad Lukowich tripping minor 2nd period NJ 6: 04 Paul Martin tripping minor TB 10: 00 Jason Ward tripping minor NJ 15: 21 Brad Lukowich tripping minor 3rd period TB 19: 12 Ruslan Fedotenko tripping minor

    USATODAY.com - Hockey - New Jersey vs. Tampa Bay

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