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[tee-pee] /ˈti pi/
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  • It is made of canvas and wooden poles, a teepee with a small fire ring inside.
  • One yard has a carved wooden totem pole and at certain times of year they erect a huge teepee as well.
  • That's where his lordship is hung from the roof of a huge teepee with hooks through his pectoral muscles.
  • There's also a basic teepee that will keep the rain off your head.
  • Negotiations, sometimes held by an old teepee, dragged for weeks.
  • Next, slip the smaller triangle over the top of the teepee and fasten as shown.
  • The top of each building had a vertical protrusion resembling the fold of teepee skins.
  • He places the goods inside the camper and secures the teepee, tables and stands atop the camper.
  • From the outside, with their characteristic teepee shape and a red zigzag pattern, they seem small.
  • The tree debris is then gathered into several teepee-shaped piles that can later be burned or hauled away.
British Dictionary definitions for teepee


a variant spelling of tepee


a cone-shaped tent of animal skins used by certain North American Indians
Word Origin
C19: from Siouan tīpī, from ti to dwell + pi used for
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