tup

tup

[tuhp]
noun
1.
Chiefly British. a male sheep; ram.
2.
the head of a falling hammerlike mechanism, as of a steam hammer or pile driver.
verb (used with object), tupped, tupping.
3.
Chiefly British. (of a ram) to copulate with (a ewe).
verb (used without object), tupped, tupping.
4.
Chiefly British. (of a ewe) to copulate.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English tope, tupe ram, of obscure origin

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tup (tʌp)
 
n
1.  chiefly (Brit) an uncastrated male sheep; ram
2.  the head of a pile-driver or steam hammer
 
vb , tups, tupping, tupped
3.  to cause (a ram) to mate with a ewe, or (of a ram) to mate with (a ewe)
4.  dialect (Lancashire) to butt (someone), as in a fight
 
[C14: of unknown origin]

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