less common spelling of tepee

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

Examples of tipi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a toasty tipi, waiting for the lights to appear, these stories shape the perspective travelers apply to the night sky. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 Mar. 2024 Luger, who was born in North Dakota on the Standing Rock Reservation, and lives in New Mexico, is installing a full-size tipi — upside-down. Siddhartha Mitter, New York Times, 25 Jan. 2024 Aubrey likes to express her love by giving her sisters unique presents, and has gifted Natalie and Renee everything from sports cards to a tipi. Ilana Frost, Peoplemag, 6 Jan. 2024 Each tipi has a king or queen size memory foam bed and comes with luxury linens. Claire Trageser, Travel + Leisure, 9 Apr. 2023 Once the tipi is burning strong, begin adding the larger split pieces of wood tightly around the tipi in the form log cabin-style. Jim Baird, Field & Stream, 1 Oct. 2020 At the ceremony, which was held Nov. 29, Contreras stands by the tipi to speak with people attending — tribal members and nonmembers. Elena Bruess, San Antonio Express-News, 6 Dec. 2021 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

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“Tipi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tipi. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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variant of tepee

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