Tipcat

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tipcat A game in which a small piece of wood pointed at both ends, called a cat, is tipped, or struck with a stick or bat, so as to fly into the air. "In the middle of a game at tipcat , he paused, and stood staring wildly upward with his stick in his hand."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tipcat A game in which a piece of wood tapering to a point at each end is made to rise from the ground by being tipped or struck at one end with a stick, and while in the air is knocked by the same player as far as possible. Also called cat-and-dog.
    • n tipcat The piece of wood that is struck in this game. More commonly called the cat.
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Usage

In literature:

In the middle of a game at tipcat he paused, and stood staring wildly upwards with his stick in his hand.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 3. (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
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