less common spelling of tepee

: a conical tent usually consisting of skins and used especially by American Indians of the Great Plains

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The tipi shows triumphant warriors on horseback, holding up shields that represent their male societies. Kathleen Sharp For Propublica, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Apr. 2023 Then lay the other poles around to create the tipi frame. Popular Science, 28 May 2020 There, for four days and three nights, the tipi provided a warm shelter in temperatures as low as 15 degrees. Corey Hass, Outside Online, 3 Dec. 2016 Here are a few of the best places to go glamping in the USA and beyond. 01 of 15 Sandy River Outdoor Adventures, Virginia Stay in a luxury tipi with heated floors, air-conditioning, a full bathroom, and a kitchenette. Claire Trageser, Travel + Leisure, 9 Apr. 2023 Each tipi can accommodate up to six guests. Alison Medley, Chron, 2 Mar. 2021 He is fascinated with Imhotep, who designed ancient pyramids in Egypt, and with native American tipi dwellings — durable conical fabric structures not unlike the ones designed by Ray and his students. Dirk Sutro, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Feb. 2023 Place the kindling piece by piece in a tipi shape over the flames. Jim Baird, Field & Stream, 1 Oct. 2020 The wickiup is a bit like a small tipi made from poles, brush and vegetation. Popular Science, 28 May 2020 See More

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“Tipi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tipi. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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variant of tepee

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