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tr. & intr.v. tip·pled, tip·pling, tip·ples
To drink (alcoholic liquor) or engage in such drinking, especially habitually or to excess.
[Perhaps back-formation from Middle English tipeler, bartender.]
a. An apparatus for unloading freight cars by tipping them.
b. The place where this is done.
2. A place for screening coal and loading it into trucks or railroad cars.
[From dialectal tipple, to overturn, frequentative of tip.]
to make a habit of taking (alcoholic drink), esp in small quantities
[C15: back formation from obsolete tippler tapster, of unknown origin]
1. (Automotive Engineering) a device for overturning ore trucks, mine cars, etc, so that they discharge their load
2. (Automotive Engineering) a place at which such trucks are tipped and unloaded
dialect Northern English to fall or cause to fall
[C19: from tipple to overturn, from tip2]
v. -pled, -pling,
1. to drink liquor, esp. to excess.v.t.
2. to drink (liquor), esp. repeatedly and in small quantities.n.
3. liquor; alcohol.
[1490–1500; back formation from Middle English tipeler tapster, bartender =tipel- tap2 (compare Dutch tepel teat) + -er -er1; compare tipsy]
1. a device that tilts a freight car to dump its contents.
2. a place where loaded cars are emptied by tipping.
3. a structure where coal is cleaned and loaded in railroad cars or trucks.
Past participle: tippled
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|Noun||1.||tipple - a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg; "they served beer on draft"|
quaff - a hearty draft
drink - a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"
|Verb||1.||tipple - drink moderately but regularly; "We tippled the cognac"|