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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.]


(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]


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]
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"


[ˈtiːpiː] N (US) → tipi m


nTipi nt
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This same practice is shown in other buffalo tipis in Soule photos.
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Forget hardship, though, tipis are more glamping than camping.
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Seek Outside has since grown to nine employees as the company now makes backpacks, stoves and tipis.
Made from high-quality, lightweight materials, including a two layer DX40 Dyneema Reinforced canopy, the tipis start at 4 pounds, 2 ounces and work their way up from there.
Tipis supplied by Pembrokeshire Tipi are 18ft wide and comfortably sleep six people.
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Considerable effort is evident in the description of habits of constructing and decoration of the tipi, with exquisitely detailed colored illustrations of traditional tipis and also in the presentation of the mythic background stories of the construction of the tipi of First Man and First Woman, with its door pitched to the East to greet the Sun and Morning Star rising.