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tee

play
noun \ˈtē\

Definition of tee

  1. 1 :  the letter t

  2. 2 :  something shaped like a capital T

  3. 3 :  a mark aimed at in various games (such as curling)

to a tee

  1. :  exactly, precisely the description fit her to a tee

Origin and Etymology of tee

Middle English


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tee

noun

Definition of tee

  1. 1a :  a small mound or a peg on which a golf ball is placed before being struck at the beginning of play on a holeb :  a device for holding a football in position for kickingc :  an adjustable post on which a ball is placed for batting (as in T-ball)

  2. 2 :  the area from which a golf ball is struck at the beginning of play on a hole

Origin and Etymology of tee

origin unknown


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tee

verb

Definition of tee

teed

;

teeing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to place (a ball) on a tee —often used with up

First Known Use of tee

1673

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TEE Defined for Kids

tee

play
noun \ˈtē\

Definition of tee for Students

  1. :  a device (as a post or peg) on which a ball is placed to be hit or kicked in various sports a golf tee a football tee



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