Definition of tepee
: a conical tent usually consisting of skins and used especially by American Indians of the Great Plains
Recent Examples of tepee from the Web
During this free beach picnic, families can enjoy a tepee village, an interactive drum circle, a Bahamian Junkanoo marching band, fresh ceviche, coconut water and a fashion show.
Acres of land were covered with tents and, yes, tepees.
Family central is the lower center court, which has a new grass lawn, a children’s play tepee, a corn hole game and a colorful hanging display of cloth parasols that resemble huge floral blooms.
The triangulation principle gives extra strength to the tepee form, but boxlike structures can be made to work, too.
After last call, rest your nomadic head in a nomadic bed: Yurts, tepees, and travel trailers line El Cosmico’s 21-acre compound. 7.
In late November, a neighbor called the police to report the tribe for constructing tepees on the land, in apparent violation of the town’s zoning regulations.
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Origin and Etymology of tepee
Dakota thípi, from thi- to dwell
First Known Use: 1743See Words from the same year
TEPEE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tepee for English Language Learners
: a tent that is shaped like a cone and that was used in the past by some Native Americans as a house
TEPEE Defined for Kids
Definition of tepee for Students
: a tent shaped like a cone and used as a home by some American Indians
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