1. a woman's fur shoulder cape with hanging ends
; often consisting of the whole fur of a fox or marten
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tippet \Tip"pet\, n. [OE. tipet, tepet, AS. t[ae]ppet, probably
fr. L. tapete tapestry, hangings. Cf. Tape, Tapestry,
1. A cape, or scarflike garment for covering the neck, or the
neck and shoulders, -- usually made of fur, cloth, or
other warm material. --Chaucer. Bacon.
2. A length of twisted hair or gut in a fish line. [Scot.]
3. A handful of straw bound together at one end, and used for
thatching. [Scot.] --Jamieson.
Tippet grebe (Zool.), the great crested grebe, or one of
several similar species.
Tippet grouse (Zool.), the ruffed grouse.
To turn tippet, to change. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a woman's fur shoulder cape with hanging ends; often
consisting of the whole fur of a fox or marten