Definition of "tippler" [tip•pler]

  • A seller of alcoholic liquors. (noun)
  • A habitual drinker; a bibber. (noun)
  • A breed of domestic pigeon bred to participate in endurance competitions. (noun)
  • An open wagon with a tipping trough, unloaded by being inverted (used for bulk cargo, especially minerals). A mine car, a lorry. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "tippler" in a sentence
  • "He is further down this road, probably about a half mile or so up this road actually at the entrance to the mining facility, to where they call the tippler, which is the processing plant of the mine."
  • "Mr. Marquis’s The Old Soak, a post-prohibition portrait of a genial old tippler, is perhaps the most vital bit of American humor since Mr. Dooley — some say since Mark Twain."
  • "Among the main buildings still standing is the "tippler," where mining cars traveling on a narrow-gauge railroad track would be tipped over, dumping their loads of coal."