tippet

noun
tip·​pet | \ˈti-pət \

Definition of tippet 

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

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

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

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

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Use 2-pound line as tippet for more bites, but 4-pound is okay. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: With summer settling in, morning bite is best most places," 27 June 2018 Use 2-pound line as tippet for more bites, but 4-pound is ok. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Prospects mixed on area lakes for week of June 20," 20 June 2018 The jig and float method with either a sculpin or ginger micro jig, on 2-pound tippet is catching good numbers of rainbows. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Nineteen-pound channel cat caught at Wyandotte," 6 June 2018 Steve Thomas, caught and released a huge 8-foot tarpon on a 12-pound tippet in just over 26 minutes using a tiny Sand Devil fly that his daughter had tied for him. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "This big tarpon is the main attraction for those wanting to fish in the Florida Keys | Miami Herald," 12 Apr. 2018 On this water, that means an ultra-light spinning rig spooled with 4- or 6-pound test line or a 4- or 5-weight fly rod/reel fit with floating line and a 3-5-pound tippet. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Finding treasures on the upper Nueces," 21 Oct. 2017 Pope Jude Law has fifteen outfits, a fresh alb and tippet for each aspect of his mercurial personality. Tad Friend, The New Yorker, "The Spectacle of “The Young Pope”," 23 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of tippet

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tippet

Middle English tipet

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