Definition of tipcat in US English:



  • 1A game in which a piece of wood tapered at both ends is struck at one end with a stick so as to spring up and is then knocked away by the same player.

    • ‘‘It was something between tipcat’ and playing marbles,’ he said.’
    • ‘My country where I was born, I grew up, and on whose streets I played tipcat and marbles, is under occucpation.’
    • ‘The easiest game to play with the equipment for tipcat is to hit the block of wood with the bat.’
    • ‘In the nineteenth century there were repeated complaints that the pavements of London were made impassable by children's shuttlecock and tipcat.’
    1. 1.1 A tapered piece of wood used in the game of tipcat.