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

  • n. Basketball See tip-off2.

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

  • n. the act of starting a basketball game with a jump ball


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  • This particular set of plumbing feeds gaseous hydrogen (tapped off the SSMEs, I believe - not 100 percent sure where the tap-off point is as I write this) back into the External Tank's liquid hydrogen tank during ascent, to maintain pressurization of the tank.

    Another Launch Delay for STS-119 - NASA Watch

  • Why do we keep ending up with the same terrible vehicle designs (i.e., Shuttle, Shuttle-C, ALS, NLS, and now Ares I) and the same terrible engine designs (i.e., SSME, OMS, and J-2X, when the tap-off J-2S was far superior)?

    Committee Urges Multi-Destination Plan for NASA Human Space Flight | Universe Today

  • In any ease the tap-off power shall be allotted according to the technical possibilities and to the already existing cable capacity (e.g. 1.5 kW instead of 2 kW in level 3, monthly billing as per level 3 or 4 kW instead of 8 kW in level 4, monthly billing as per level 4);

    1. General terms

  • The project will have tap-off points at Palanpur, Ajmer, Jaipur, Rewari and Delhi News Feed

  • The tap-on, tap-off system is not only more convenient, will keep more accurate ridership counts, according to UTA Spokeswoman Carrie Bohnsack-Ware.


  • Alternatively, if downloading the app, getting a friend to download the app, and having him challenge you to a Lady GaGa tap-off is a little too much trouble for you, just watch the video below.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets

  • Ah well, better too many hotdogs and popcorn at the kick-off, face-off, tap-off, first pitch, than too little.

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