filter tip


Definition of filter tip

: a cigar or cigarette tip designed to filter the smoke before it enters the smoker's mouth also : a cigar or cigarette provided with such a tip

Other Words from filter tip

filter-tipped \ ˌfil-​tər-​ˈtipt How to pronounce filter tip (audio) \ adjective

Examples of filter tip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But that doesn’t affect all the other stuff — like straws, cigarette filter tips, diapers, tampon applicators, syringes, appliances, and blood vials. Frank Kummer,, 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of filter tip

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of filter tip was in 1932

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“Filter tip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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