tup

1. noun
a) A male sheep, a ram.

... to tie up rams, which could not be supposed to much used to handling ... having often heard for a proverb, as mad as a tup in an halter

b) The head of a hammer, and particularly of a steam-driven hammer.

Those familiar with drop forging are accustomed to sizing drop hammers as 1 ton or 5 ton or whatever. This measure of the size is simply the weight of the tup. The total weight of the helve of No 2 is about 6.4 tons.

2. verb
a) To mate; used of a ram mating with a ewe.

Tupping is the term used for when the rams cover the ewes. For our flock, this takes place in November when the ewes naturally come into season.

b) To have sex with, to bonk, etc.

"Even now, now, very now, an old black ram is tupping your white ewe." – (used metaphorically in the play).


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  • Tup — or TUP may mean: *Tup or ram, an uncastrated male sheep *Tupping, copulation in sheep, or the sheep mating season *Tup, short for tuppence, two pence *Tup, nickname for recording artist Tupac Shakur *Technological University of the Philippines… …   Wikipedia

  • ţup — interj. v. ţop. Trimis de laura tache, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  ţup/ţup ţúp interj. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • Tup — Tup, v. t. & i. [Probably akin to top summit, head.] 1. To butt, as a ram does. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. To cover; said of a ram. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tup — Tup, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A ram. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • TUP — may refer to:*Tupelo Regional Airport in Tupelo, Mississippi *Technological University of the Philippines *Telephone User Part (TUP) *The Urantia Papers …   Wikipedia

  • tup — tȕp uzv. DEFINICIJA 1. za oponašanje zvuka tromog pada (o vreći i sl.) 2. za izražavanje nečeg neočekivanog, neobičnog [tup i evo ga] ETIMOLOGIJA onom …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • tup — [tup] n. [ME tupe] Chiefly Brit. 1. a male sheep; ram 2. the striking part of a pile driver or power hammer vt. tupped, tupping Chiefly Brit. to copulate with (a ewe): said of a ram …   English World dictionary

  • tup — /tup/, n., v., tupped, tupping. n. 1. Chiefly Brit. a male sheep; ram. 2. the head of a falling hammerlike mechanism, as of a steam hammer or pile driver. v.t. 3. Chiefly Brit. (of a ram) to copulate with (a ewe). v.i. 4. Chiefly Brit. (of a ewe) …   Universalium

  • tup — tup. (Del maya t up, dedo meñique, hijo menor). com. Méx. Hijo menor …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • tȗp — prid. 〈odr. ī, komp. t‹pljī〉 1. {{001f}}koji nije dovoljno naoštren, kojim se ne može rezati, piliti, brijati i sl. 2. {{001f}}koji nije šiljast, kojim se ne može bosti 3. {{001f}}pren. a. {{001f}}koji je umno ograničen, koji slabo, teško shvaća… …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • tup — male sheep, c.1300, Scottish and Northern English; of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

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