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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
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Tee

A finial in the form of a conventionalized umbrella; found in Japanese architecture on stupas and pagodas.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

tee

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(engineering)
Shaped like the letter T.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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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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