meaning of tee

1. The mark aimed at in curling and in quoits.
The nodule of earth from which the ball is struck in golf.
A short piece of pipe having a lateral outlet, used to connect a line of pipe with a pipe at a right angle with the line; -- so called because it resembles the letter T in shape.
See T iron, under T.
tee operating system> A Unix command which copies its standard input to its standard output like cat but also to a file given as its argument. tee is thus useful in pipelines of Unix commands see plumbing where it allows you to create a duplicate copy of the data stream. E. g. egrep Unix Dictionary | tee /dev/tty | wc -l searches for lines containing the string "Unix" in the file "Dictionary", prints them to the terminal /dev/tty and counts them. Unix manual page: tee1. [Jargon File]
a short peg put into the ground to hold a golf ball off the ground

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