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Meaning of tipple

tip•ple

Pronunciation: (tip'ul), [key]
— v., n. -pled, -pling,
—v.i.
  1. to drink intoxicating liquor, esp. habitually or to some excess.
—v.t.
  1. to drink (intoxicating liquor), esp. repeatedly, in small quantities.
—n.
  1. intoxicating liquor.

tip•ple

Pronunciation: (tip'ul), [key]
— n.
  1. a device that tilts or overturns 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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