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Definition of tip-up in English:

adjective

1Denoting a seat in a theatre or other public place that is designed to tilt up vertically when unoccupied so as to let people pass easily.
Example sentences
  • It was the first London theatre to have carpeted floors and tip-up seats and was built without pillars so that there was a clear view from every seat.
  • In the 1960s, during his first football chairmanship, at Oldham Athletic, he advocated refreshment bars, executive boxes and tip-up seats.
  • But unless they are pointed out beneath the tip-up seats in the Choir, most visitors to Ripon Cathedral miss the carvings made by medieval craftsmen.
1.1Denoting a rear platform of a truck or lorry that may be raised up, enabling a load to be discharged.
Example sentences
  • A colleague, who was sitting with him, escaped from the tip-up lorry which rolled forward and struck a lamppost, knocking it towards a loyalist paramilitary mural near where the bar once stood.

noun

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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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