Tip"pet (?), n. [OE. tipet, tepet, AS. taeppet, probably fr. L. tapete tapestry, hangings. Cf. Tape, Tapestry, Tapet.]
A cape, or scarflike garment for covering the neck, or the neck and shoulders, -- usually made of fur, cloth, or other warm material.
A length of twisted hair or gut in a fish line.
A handful of straw bound together at one end, and used for thatching.
Tippet grebe Zool., the great crested grebe, or one of several similar species. -- Tippet grouse Zool., the ruffed grouse. -- To turn tippet, to change. [Obs.]
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