Meaning of tiger cat

ti'ger cat"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any of several felines, as the ocelot or margay, that resemble the tiger in coloration or ferocity but are smaller.
  2. a spotted marsupial cat, Dasyurus (Dasyurops) maculatus.
  3. a domestic cat having a striped coat resembling that of a tiger.
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