tipcat

tipcat

[tip-kat]
noun
1.
a game in which a short piece of wood, tapered at both ends, is struck lightly at one end with a bat, causing the wood to spring into the air so that it can be batted for a distance.
2.
Also called pussy. the tapered piece of wood used in this game.

Origin:
1670–80; tip4 + cat1

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tipcat (ˈtɪpˌkæt)
 
n
a game in which a short sharp-ended piece of wood (the cat) is tipped in the air with a stick

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