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1. Chiefly British A male sheep; a ram.
2. A heavy metal body, especially the head of a power hammer.
v. tupped, tup·ping, tups
To copulate with (a ewe). Used of a ram.
To copulate with a ewe.
[Middle English tupe.]
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1. (Animals) chiefly Brit an uncastrated male sheep; ram
2. (Tools) the head of a pile-driver or steam hammer
vb (tr) , tups, tupping or tupped
3. (Agriculture) to cause (a ram) to mate with a ewe, or (of a ram) to mate with (a ewe)
4. dialect Lancashire to butt (someone), as in a fight
[C14: of unknown origin]
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1. Chiefly Brit. a male sheep; ram.
2. the head of a falling hammerlike mechanism, as of a steam hammer.
[1300–50; Middle English tope, tupe ram]
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Past participle: tupped
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|Noun||1.||tup - uncastrated adult male sheep; "a British term is `tup'"|
horn - one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates
sheep - woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
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