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tip

1
1. a payment given for services in excess of the standard charge; gratuity
2. a piece of inside information, esp in betting or investing

tip

2
a glancing hit in cricket

tip

[tip]
(design engineering)
A piece of material secured to and differing from a cutter tooth or blade.
(electricity)
The contacting part at the end of a phone plug.
(electronics)
A small protuberance on the envelope of an electron tube, resulting from the closing of the envelope after evacuation.

TIP

tip

i. The extremities of airfoils, such as in wing tips.
ii. The angle of rotation of a reconnaissance camera about an aircraft transverse axis. Also called pitch.

TIP

(1)
Texas Instruments Pascal.

TIP

(2)
A Unix program for interactive communication via serial lines.

Unix manual page: tip(1).

TIP

(Trouble In Paradise) A freeware program from Gibson Research Corporation, Laguna Hills, CA (www.grc.com) that checks the health of Zip and Jaz drives. See click of death. See also tip and ring.
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Darren Lacey 21-4 was again the night's star performer with team-mates David Jones and Dave Dickie Jones both adding 21-12 cards to tip the balance as undefeated captain Paul Walley 21-12, Berwyn Williams 21-17 and Andy Jones 21-17 took Rhyl close.
And Van der Vaart thinks he can tip the balance in Hamburg's favour by vowing to wash the squad's motors if they top the table.
Baskets from LaTaryl Williams and Lekan Popoola, whose tight defence on Sam Bradley helped tip the balance their way, made it 74-71 before Lijah Perkins was fouled.
They are wary of picking someone who could tip the balance of power.
JOBI McANUFF reckons that the experience of players such as striker Andrew Johnson, Michael Hughes, Clinton Morrison and Dougie Freedman are the men who may tip the balance in Palace's favour.
Garry Shephard is still absent with a knee injury but Danny Carter is likely to continue in midfield as Relish continues to look for the device that will tip the balance back in Merthyr's favour.
Chelsea want to sign the Brazilian star in the summer and hope the German side's admiration of Forssell will tip the balance.
But Old Eds struck twice in the space of ten minutes, fly-half Tim Whitehouse crossing between the posts for Tim Bates to add the conversion to his earlier penalty before replacement wing Martin Perry added a second try, and although Smitham put over another penalty in the closing minutes it was too late to tip the balance their way.
I have always loved politics--the clatter of candidacies, the way a few votes can tip the balance of ideological power in any legislature, the wheeling and dealing to get concessions.
Laperle, "What it often takes to tip the balance is a company led by independent thinkers who have the social conscience and the fortitude to break new ground.
But he knows I mean it in the nicest possible sense, because we know if he's playing well he'll prove a real handful and could tip the balance in Wigan's favour.
LOCAL knowledge can often tip the balance in a competition, and its importance was demonstrated in the Scottish OpenWinter Shore Championship, when Buckhaven's Derrick Gray took the title.