Definition of Tip-up
1. Adjective. Constructed so as to tip up or out of the way. "The little tip-up seat of the taxi"
Medical Definition of Tip-up
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Literary usage of Tip-up
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1881)
"The gun went off just as it should have done, and the report spoke well for the size of the charge; but the saucy "tip-up" only gave another " teter," and ..."
2. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"Tip up I" 1 repeated, in amazement, seeing that he as well as Rip-ton were looking perfectly serious. " Fork out," said the boy last mentioned. ..."
3. The Tribune Book of Open-air Sports by Ottmar Mergenthaler, Henry Hall (1887)
"Bites are indicated by the vibration of the bush or tip-up. ... Of course the tip-up must be so made that it will not go through the hole in the ice. ..."
4. Outing (1893)
"This reduces the leverage when a fish pulls, and prevents the " tip-up ... When a fish pulls at the bait below, the arm of the " tip- up " yields, ..."