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

1. The spotted sandpiper. Synonym: teeter-tail. See Sandpiper. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tip-up

tip-top table
tip-up (current term)
tip credit
tip credits
tip in
tip of auricle
tip of elbow
tip of nose
tip of posterior horn
tip of the hat
tip of the iceberg
tip of tongue
tip off
tip one's hand
tip one's hat

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, ..."

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