tippet

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noun tip·pet \ˈti-pət\

Definition of tippet

  1. 1 :  a long hanging end of cloth attached to a sleeve, cap, or hood

  2. 2 :  a shoulder cape of fur or cloth often with hanging ends

  3. 3 :  a long black scarf worn over the robe by Anglican clergymen during morning and evening prayer

  4. 4 fishing :  a short length of material (such as gut, nylon, or horsehair) attached at the thinnest end of a tapered leader (see leader 1e(2)) and used to secure an artificial fly

Origin and Etymology of tippet

Middle English tipet


First Known Use: 14th century


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