Trip"ping (?), a.


Quick; nimble; stepping lightly and quickly.

2. Her.

Having the right forefoot lifted, the others remaining on the ground, as if he were trotting; trippant; -- said of an animal, as a hart, buck, and the like, used as a bearing.


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Trip"ping, n.


Act of one who, or that which, trips.


A light dance.

Other trippings to be trod of lighter toes. Milton.

3. Naut.

The loosing of an anchor from the ground by means of its cable or buoy rope.

Tripping line Naut., a small rope attached to the topgallant or royal yard, used to trip the yard, and in lowering it to the deck; also, a line used in letting go the anchor.



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