tippet (plural tippets)

  1. A shoulder covering, typically the fur of a fox, with long ends that dangle in front.
    • 1942, Emily Carr, The Book of Small, “Christmas,”
      Drygoods shops did not have much that was Christmassy to display except red flannel and rabbit fur baby coats and muffs and tippets.
  2. A stole worn by Anglican ministers or other clergymen.
    • 1581, Meredith Hanmer, The Iesuites Banner, London, Chapter 3,
      […] so this Iesuitical sect is descrired by their long [i]ackets, their course stockinges, their thicke cobled shoes, their long clokes with claspe vnder the chin, their sorbonical tippet […]
  3. (Scotland, obsolete) A length of twisted hair or gut in a fishing line.
  4. (Scotland, obsolete) A handful of straw bound together at one end, used for thatching.
  5. (fishing) In fly fishing, the part of the leader that attaches to the fly.
  6. A bird's ruffle.
  7. One of the patagia, or pieces at the side of the pronotum of a moth.

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