tipcat

noun
tip·cat | \ˈtip-ˌkat \

Definition of tipcat 

: 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

First Known Use of tipcat

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tipcat

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