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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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You take your chances with weather in any case, of course, but you can help tip the scales in your favor.
But Wesley could have gone into the ring considerably heavier than Woodhall who was planning to tip the scales at around 12 stone.
THIS salmon might only tip the scales at 9lb, but it's believed to be the first of the season off the River Leven.