Tipcat
Tipcat Tip"cat`, n. A game in which a small piece of wood pointed at both ends, called a cat, is tipped, or struck with a stick or bat, so as to fly into the air. [1913 Webster]

In the middle of a game at tipcat, he paused, and stood staring wildly upward with his stick in his hand. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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  • tipcat — [tip′kat΄] n. [ TIP2 + CAT1] 1. a game in which a small piece of wood, usually tapered at both ends, is struck on one end with a bat or stick so that it is flipped into the air, where it can be batted for distance 2. the small piece of wood used… …   English World dictionary

  • tipcat — noun Etymology: 6tip Date: 1676 a game in which one player lightly bats a wooden peg and as it flies up strikes it again to drive it as far as possible while fielders try to recover it; also the peg used in this game …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tipcat — /tip kat /, n. 1. a game in which a short piece of wood, tapered at both ends, is struck lightly at one end with a bat, causing the wood to spring into the air so that it can be batted for a distance. 2. Also called pussy. the tapered piece of… …   Universalium

  • tipcat — noun chiefly historical a game in which a piece of wood tapered at both ends is struck at one end with a stick so as to spring up and is then knocked away by the same player …   English new terms dictionary

  • tipcat — /ˈtɪpkæt/ (say tipkat) noun 1. a game in which a short piece of wood, tapering at both ends, is struck lightly at one end with a stick so as to make it spring up, and while in the air is struck again for the purpose of driving it as far as… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tipcat — n. 1 a game with a short piece of wood tapering at the ends and struck with a stick. 2 this piece of wood …   Useful english dictionary

  • Angora cat — cat cat (k[a^]t), n. [AS. cat; akin to D. & Dan. kat, Sw. katt, Icel. k[ o]ttr, G. katze, kater, Ir. cat, W. cath, Armor. kaz, LL. catus, Bisc. catua, NGr. ga ta, ga tos, Russ. & Pol. kot, Turk. kedi, Ar. qitt; of unknown origin. Cf. {Kitten}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Angora cat — cat cat (k[a^]t), n. [AS. cat; akin to D. & Dan. kat, Sw. katt, Icel. k[ o]ttr, G. katze, kater, Ir. cat, W. cath, Armor. kaz, LL. catus, Bisc. catua, NGr. ga ta, ga tos, Russ. & Pol. kot, Turk. kedi, Ar. qitt; of unknown origin. Cf. {Kitten}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black cat — cat cat (k[a^]t), n. [AS. cat; akin to D. & Dan. kat, Sw. katt, Icel. k[ o]ttr, G. katze, kater, Ir. cat, W. cath, Armor. kaz, LL. catus, Bisc. catua, NGr. ga ta, ga tos, Russ. & Pol. kot, Turk. kedi, Ar. qitt; of unknown origin. Cf. {Kitten}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blind cat — cat cat (k[a^]t), n. [AS. cat; akin to D. & Dan. kat, Sw. katt, Icel. k[ o]ttr, G. katze, kater, Ir. cat, W. cath, Armor. kaz, LL. catus, Bisc. catua, NGr. ga ta, ga tos, Russ. & Pol. kot, Turk. kedi, Ar. qitt; of unknown origin. Cf. {Kitten}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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