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tee

1 Golf
1. an area, often slightly elevated, from which the first stroke of a hole is made
2. a support for a golf ball, usually a small wooden or plastic peg, used when teeing off or in long grass, etc.

tee

2
a mark used as a target in certain games such as curling and quoits

Tee

A finial in the form of a conventionalized umbrella; found in Japanese architecture on stupas and pagodas.

tee

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(engineering)
Shaped like the letter T.

tee

tee, 2: copper-to-copper pipe tee
tee, 1: as the finial of a pagoda
1. A finial in the form of a conventionalized umbrella, used on stupas, topes, and pagodas.
2. Same as pipe tee.
3. A metal member having a constant T-shaped cross section.

tee

(tool, operating system)
A Unix command which copies its standard input to its standard output (like cat) but also to a file given as its argument. tee is thus useful in pipelines of Unix commands (see plumbing) where it allows you to create a duplicate copy of the data stream. E.g.

egrep Unix Dictionary | tee /dev/tty | wc -l

searches for lines containing the string "Unix" in the file "Dictionary", prints them to the terminal (/dev/tty) and counts them.

Unix manual page: tee(1).
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It was amicable and I asked them if they were members of a golf society because they teed off for the championship course.
Choi still shared the lead on level par with American Heath Slocum, who had been first reserve and no doubt thought his chance of playing had gone when Harrington teed off.
Among about 120 golfers who teed off Monday morning was former Brooklyn Dodgers great Don Newcombe, who briefly pitched for the Dodgers after they moved to Los Angeles.
Golfing great Tiger Woods recently teed off from the roof of Dubai's Burj--al-Arab Hotel, the world's tallest building.
Owner of the hall Sir Hugh Blackett also teed off yesterday.
Coronation Street's Johnny Briggs, who plays Mike Baldwin, Casualty star Will Mellor and Michael Greco, aka EastEnders' Beppe di Marco, teed off with the medics to raise funds for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
And Monday, member Mitch Voges and membership director Steve Ballard teed off in the U.