from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of tepee.
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- n. Alternative form of teepee.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as tepee.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Native American tent; usually of conical shape
Out before my tipi was the old singer, waving his arms and bawling:
They considered this a fair trade, for to Our People the tipi was the center of life.
Not just a home, the tipi was the center of social and ceremonial life.
Normally he would have to stay in his tipi overnight to commune with the ancestral spirits but since he never lived in a tipi, we can go right to the burial.
Indians used the younger, slenderest trees as tipi and travois poles.
Ute Jack, who had taken refuge in a tipi on the Shoshone reservation at Fort Washakie and was betrayed by an army spy, was that target.
Later, with the coming of the horse, the portable tipi better suited the swiftly moving tribes that flowed across the landscape like the meltwater from winter snows.
This may be the area a mile west of Bird Cloud where scores of tipi rings are still visible, one notably smaller than the others.
It features a 14-foot-high "tipi," fashioned from delicate strands of crystal beads, accompanied by an artist-written wall text parodying Caucasian ethnographers' condescending descriptions of "noble savages."
I am expecting to spend some time living in a tipi, with a phone pinned to a tree.