Definition of tip-up in English:

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tip-up

Pronunciation: /ˈtip ˌəp/

noun

North American
A device used in ice fishing in which a wire attached to the rod is tripped, raising a signal flag, when a fish takes the bait.
Example sentences
  • If you are energetic an have a second hole you can also use a tip-up.
  • The lazy man's approach is to use a spring loaded tip-up but that is about as much fun as watching paint dry.

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Syllabification: tip-up

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