a scarf, usually of fur or wool, for covering the neck, or the neck and shoulders, and usually having ends hanging down in front. Compare stole2 ( def 2 ).
Ecclesiastical. a band of silk or the like worn around the neck with the ends pendent in front. Compare stole2 ( def 1 ).
a long, narrow, pendent part of a hood, sleeve, etc.
a short length of gut, nylon, or the like, for tying an artificial fly to the leader.
a branch of the shaft of a bird feather, serving as the tail of an artificial fly.

1250–1300; Middle English; see tip1, -et

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tippet (ˈtɪpɪt)
1.  a woman's fur cape for the shoulders, often consisting of the whole fur of a fox, marten, etc
2.  the long stole of Anglican clergy worn during a service
3.  a long streamer-like part to a sleeve, hood, etc, esp in the 16th century
4.  the ruff of a bird
5.  a tippet feather or something similar used in dressing some artificial angling flies
[C14: perhaps from tip1]

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long, narrow, cloth streamer, usually white, worn around the arm above the elbow, with the long end hanging down to the knee or to the ground. These graceful tippets, worn in the late 14th century by both men and women, developed out of the long flaps created by the narrow 14th-century sleeve.

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Finally, replace that old leader and tippet with a new one so you're ready to go.
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