English version

pip in Army topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpippip1 /pɪp/ noun [countable] British English 🔊 🔊 1 HBPa small seed from a fruit such as an apple or orange 🔊 an apple pip 🔊 Have these oranges got pips in?2 SOUNDa high note that is part of a series of short sounds, used for example on the radio to show the time, or on a public telephone line to show that your money has almost finished syn beep American English 🔊 The pips are going so I’d better say goodbye.3 old-fashionedPMA one of the stars on the shoulders of the coats of army officers that shows their rank
Examples from the Corpus
pip• Dot wondered about the apple tree growing from a pip.• The Doctor placed the remainder of the apple in his mouth and proceeded to eat the core, stalk and pips.• Each pip a seed, each seed a growth, each growth - life.• Fruit pips are seeds, so try growing your miniature trees from these.• Alter the pips, the news came on.• In the centre was a large round circle enclosing the pips.• Most volcanic rocks contain some phenocrysts - they are a bit like the pips in raspberry jam.• Next, the pips of the computer dialing.