- a game in which a small piece of wood, usually tapered at both ends, is struck on one end with a bat or stick so that it is flipped into the air, where it can be batted for distance
- the small piece of wood used in this game
Origin of tipcattip + cat
- An old game in which a small piece of wood, pointed at both ends, called a "cat", is tipped, or struck with a stick or bat, to make it travel through the air as far as possible.
- In the middle of a game at tipcat, he paused, and stood staring wildly upward with his stick in his hand. "” Macaulay.
- The wooden stick used in this game.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.