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tip 1

 (tĭp)
n.
1. The end of a pointed or projecting object.
2. A piece or an attachment, such as a cap or ferrule, meant to be fitted to the end of something else: the barbed tip of a harpoon.
tr.v. tipped, tip·ping, tips
1. To furnish with a tip.
2. To cover or decorate the tip of: tip strawberries with chocolate.
3. To remove the tip of: tip artichokes.
4. To dye the ends of (hair or fur) in order to blend or improve appearance.
Phrasal Verb:
tip in Printing
To attach (an insert) in a book by gluing along the binding edge: tip in a color plate.
Idiom:
tip of the iceberg
A small evident part or aspect of something largely hidden.

[Middle English.]

tip 2

 (tĭp)
v. tipped, tip·ping, tips
v.tr.
1. To push or knock over; overturn or topple: bumped the table and tipped a vase.
2. To move to a slanting position; tilt: tipped the rearview mirror slightly downward; a weight that tipped the balance. See Synonyms at slant.
3. To touch or raise (one's hat) in greeting.
4. Chiefly British
a. To empty (something) by overturning; dump.
b. To dump (rubbish, for example).
v.intr.
1. To topple over; overturn: The trash can tipped over in the wind.
2. To be tilted; slant: The cabinet tipped toward the wall.
n.
1. The act of tipping.
2. A tilt or slant; an incline.
3. Chiefly British An area or a place for dumping something, such as rubbish.
Idioms:
tip (one's) hand
To reveal one's resources or intentions.
tip the scales
1. To register weight (at a certain amount).
2. To offset the balance of a situation.

[Middle English tippen.]

tip 3

 (tĭp)
v. tipped, tip·ping, tips
v.tr.
1. To strike gently; tap.
2.
a. Baseball To hit (a pitched ball) with the side of the bat so that it glances off.
b. Sports To tap or deflect (a ball or puck, for example), especially in scoring.
v.intr.
1. Sports To deflect or glance off. Used of a ball or puck.
2. Lower Southern US To tiptoe.
n.
1. A light blow; a tap.
2. Baseball A pitched ball that is tipped: a foul tip.

[From Middle English tippe, a tap, perhaps of Low German origin.]

tip 4

 (tĭp)
n.
1. A small sum of money given to someone for performing a service; a gratuity.
2.
a. A piece of confidential, advance, or inside information: got a tip on the next race.
b. A helpful hint: a column of tips on gardening.
v. tipped, tip·ping, tips
v.tr.
1.
a. To give a tip to: tipped the waiter generously.
b. To give as a tip: He tipped a dollar and felt that it was enough.
2. To provide with a piece of confidential, advance, or inside information: a disgruntled gang member who tipped the police to the planned robbery.
v.intr.
To give tips or a tip: one who tips lavishly.
Phrasal Verb:
tip out
1. To distribute a portion of one's tips to (a co-worker): The servers tip out everyone who buses the tables.
2. To distribute (a portion of one's tips) to co-workers.

[Origin unknown.]

tip′per n.

tipper

(ˈtɪpə)
n
(Commerce) a person who gives or leaves a tip: he is a generous tipper.

tipper

(ˈtɪpə)
n
(Transport) short for tipper truck
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tipper - a person who leaves a tip; "a generous tipper"
bestower, conferrer, donor, giver, presenter - person who makes a gift of property
2.tipper - truck whose contents can be emptied without handlingtipper - truck whose contents can be emptied without handling; the front end of the platform can be pneumatically raised so that the load is discharged by gravity
motortruck, truck - an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling
Translations

tipper

[ˈtɪpəʳ]
A. N
1. (= vehicle) → volquete m
2. (= person) he is a good or big tipperes de los que dejan buenas propinas
B. CPD tipper truck Nvolquete m

tipper

n
(also tipper lorry (Brit), tipper truck)Kipplaster m, → Kipper m
(= person) he’s a generous tipperer gibt großzügig Trinkgeld

tipper

[ˈtɪpəʳ] n (truck) → autocarro a cassone ribaltabile
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Plasmor has since changed its procedures so staff are properly trained and tipper trucks are kept at least 20 metres apart.
Police in North Wales were alerted on Wednesday night after three Volvo tipper trucks were stolen from a Porthmadog haulage firm.
The company presently has a fleet size of 106 vehicles, including tipper trucks, skip loaders, dump trucks, tipper trucks with cranes, double cabin pick ups, sand sweeping machines, beach cleaners, buses, tankers and compactors.