Definition of kip

Definition of kip
  1. kip Noun The untanned hide of a young or small beast, such as a calf, lamb, or young goat.
  2. kip Noun A bundle or set of such hides.
  3. kip Noun A unit of count for skins, 30 for lamb and 50 for goat.
  4. kip Noun The leather made from such hide; "kip leather".
  5. kip Noun A place to sleep; a rooming house; a bed.
  6. kip Noun Sleep, snooze, nap, forty winks, doze.
  7. kip Noun A very untidy house or room.
  8. kip Noun A brothel.
  9. kip Verb To sleep; often with the connotation of a temporary or charitable situation, or one borne out of necessity.
  10. kip Noun A unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force (lbf) (4.44822 kilonewtons or 4448.22 newtons); occasionally called the kilopound.
  11. kip Noun A unit of weight, used, for example, to calculate shipping charges, equal to half a US ton, or 1000 pounds.
  12. kip Noun A unit of mass equal to 1000 avoirdupois pounds.
  13. kip Noun The unit of currency in Laos, divided into 100 att, symbol ?, abbreviation LAK.
  14. kip Noun A basic skill or maneuver in artistic gymnastics on the uneven bars, used, for example, as a way of mounting the bar in a front support position, or achieving a handstand from a hanging position. In its basic form, the legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.
  15. kip Noun Piece of flat wood used to throw the coins in a game of two-up.
  16. kip Noun A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.
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