tipper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tipper truck whose contents can be emptied without handling; the front end of the platform can be pneumatically raised so that the load is discharged by gravity
    • n tipper a person who leaves a tip "a generous tipper"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tipper A kind of ale brewed with brackish water obtained from a particular well; -- so called from the first brewer of it, one Thomas Tipper.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tipper A means of tipping; something with which to cause an object to tip or become canted; especially, an arrangement for dumping coal on screens with a saving of manual labor. Also tippler.
    • n tipper One who tips, or operates by tipping; specifically, a person employed to empty coal or the like from tips, as at a mine or a dock.
    • n tipper One who gives tips or advice; especially, one who gives hints or secret information in regard to betting or speculation.
    • n tipper One who gives tips or gratuities.
    • n tipper In England, a particular kind of ale.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tipper a means of tipping, esp. an arrangement for dumping coal: one who tips: one who gives gratuities: one who gives private hints about speculation, racing, &c
    • n Tipper tip′ėr a kind of ale—from Thomas Tipper, who brewed it in Sussex.
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Usage

In literature:

Tell me, Pinzon, does my nephew too belong to that sect of table-tippers?
"Dona Perfecta" by B. Perez Galdos
MR. TIPPER, Uncle to the Masters Boxall.
"The Christmas Books" by William Makepeace Thackeray
As he mounted the steps to the tipper deck, he saw a brilliant light shine from the bridge.
"Story of Chester Lawrence" by Nephi Anderson
Not in the same sense that alms are given without any show of anything in return: the servant does something for the tipper.
"The Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3" by Various
Tipper was not pleased with this little piece of sarcasm.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
Similarly, when we consider the number of objects that can be tipped, we shall be shy of defining the activity of the Tipper too closely.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
The souldiers, enraged, fell upon them, and in the heate of blood slew neere 20, and amongst others this Tipper.
"The Forest of Dean An Historical and Descriptive Account" by H. G. Nicholls
Besides, I's got anudder wife over in Tipper.
"The Wit of Women" by Kate Sanborn
He was a 50-cent tipper.
"Brown John's Body" by Winston Marks
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In news:

Al and Tipper Gore to separate Politico.
Al and Tipper Gore separate after 40 years.
Al Gore kisses his wife Tipper after she introduced him to the 2000 Democratic National Convention NBC confirmed Tuesday that they were splitting.
Al and Tipper Gore have announced that they are separating after 40 years of marriage.
Al, Tipper Gore, to separate after 40 years together.
Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper , listen to the national anthem at the conclusion of inaugural ceremonies on Capitol Hill on Jan 20 in Washington.
Al and Tipper Gore Break Up After 40 Years of Marriage.
In this Sept 16, 2007 file photo, former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper Gore arrive for the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper , are separating after 40 years of marriage MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell reports.
Al Gore and his wife, Tipper , always seemed slightly mismatched.
Tipper Gore stands behind Al Gore during an October 2008 presidential debate in Nashville.
Tipper Gore speaks at the Democratic National Convention August 27, 1996.
THE times seem to have caught up with Tipper Gore, wife of the the Democratic candidate for Vice President.
SENATOR GORE IS HE THE ONE MARRIED TO TIPPER .
With her campaign to clean up sex and violence in rock-and-roll imagery, Mary Elizabeth ( Tipper ) Gore has become the Dr Moriarity of the heavy metal set.
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In science:

The primary weather measurement correlated with the SHARC II mapping speed is the CSO 225 GHz heterodyne, narrowband, “tipper tau” monitor, which measures the zenith atmospheric attenuation.
The Bolocam 1.1 mm Lockman Hole Galaxy Survey: SHARC II 350 micron Photometry and Implications for Spectral Models, Dust Temperatures, and Redshift Estimation
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