Especially in Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling: a manoeuvre in which a wrestler lifts an adversary with both arms, often placing a knee between the thighs to throw the opponent off balance, and then swings him or her to the ground.
Early 19th century. Apparently related to hip, although the nature of the relationship is unclear.
A gun, especially a rifle. Often in "to slope hipe": to bring a weapon into a sloping position.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Leader (Melbourne). Origin uncertain; said to be from a sound (perhaps an arbitrary one) substituted for arms in shouted commands such as slope arms!, reinterpreted as denoting the firearm itself.
verbBritish dialect, rare
with object Of cattle: to butt, push with the head or horns; to gore.
Mid 17th century. Origin uncertain. Perhaps the reflex of a borrowing from early Scandinavian.
with object Especially in Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling: to lift and swing (an adversary) to the ground, often placing a knee between the legs to throw him or her off balance.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle. From hipe.