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also tee·pee or ti·pi (tē′pē)
n. pl. te·pees also tee·pees or ti·pis
A portable dwelling of certain Native American peoples, especially on the Great Plains, consisting of a conical framework of poles covered with skins or bark.

[Sioux thípi, dwelling.]
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(ˈtiːpiː) or


(Anthropology & Ethnology) a cone-shaped tent of animal skins used by certain North American Indians
[C19: from Siouan tīpī, from ti to dwell + pi used for]
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or tee•pee

(ˈti pi)

a Plains Indian tent made from animal skins laid on a conical frame of long poles.
Sometimes, tipi.
[1735–45, Amer.; < Dakota thípi=thí- to dwell + -pi pl. indefinite abstract n. suffix]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tepee - a Native American tenttepee - a Native American tent; usually of conical shape
indian lodge, lodge - any of various Native American dwellings
collapsible shelter, tent - a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs); "he pitched his tent near the creek"
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[ˈtiːpiː] N (US) → tipi m
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nTipi nt
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References in classic literature ?
But when the frames of poles were made into tepees by being covered with cloth and skins, White Fang was astounded.
But in a short while his fear of the tepees passed away.
The little stretch of level land was white with Indian tepees, and there were probably half a thousand red warriors clustered around some object near the center of the camp.
Rivera, 35, of the 2100 block of Tepee Circle, is charged with attempted murder, armed violence and aggravated battery in the June 12 stabbing of an Elgin man over money owed for roofing work, according to authorities and Kane County court records.
Whether it is working on the vegetable patches, looking for flowers, climbing tress or playing in the tepee, all of the children love spending time in the garden and it is a real asset to the school.
Flowers and butterflies were prominent, especially around a wooden tepee shaped frame that dominated one of the rooms.
Jemma set up her firm, Stargazers Tepee Parties, and things have gone "absolutely crazy".
with what looks like A toddler's tepee slashed once in rage
"We took one along to Oswestry Military Vehicle Show as a tepee for our display and the weather was horrendous with squalls of heavy rain and basically everyone started taking shelter under our tepee.
My shelter of choice when working with powdery snow is what I call the snow tepee. This is an improvement on the traditional quinzee (a classic North Country shelter) in that it utilizes downed beams to provide a strong, internal framework.
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Across the top of the newspaper, make a tepee of the smallest twigs.