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air pipe

Air" pipe`
Definitions
  1. A pipe for the passage of air; esp. a ventilating pipe.
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blast pipe

Blast" pipe`
Definitions
  1. The exhaust pipe of a steam engine, or any pipe delivering steam or air, when so constructed as to cause a blast.
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Breeches pipe

  • a forked pipe forming two branches united at one end.
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briar pipe

  • noun a pipe made from the root (briarroot) of the tree heath
    briar.
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calabash pipe

  • noun a pipe for smoking; has a curved stem and a large bowl made from a calabash gourd
    calabash.
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Chain pipe

  • (Naut.), an opening in the deck, lined with iron, through which the cable is passed into the lockers or tiers.
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clay pipe

  • noun a pipe made of clay
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Clyster pipe

  • a tube or pipe used for injections.
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discharge pipe

  • noun a pipe through which fluids can be discharged
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drilling pipe

  • noun a series of tubes (joined by screwed collars) that connect a drilling platform to the drilling bit; rotates the bit and supplies drilling mud
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drone pipe

  • noun a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone
    bourdon; drone.
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Dry pipe

  • (Steam Engine), a pipe which conducts dry steam from a boiler.
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Dutchman's pipe

  • (Bot.), an American twining shrub (Aristolochia Sipho). Its flowers have their calyx tubes curved like a tobacco pipe.
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dutchman's-pipe

  • noun hardy deciduous vine having large leaves and flowers with the calyx tube curved like the bowl of a pipe
    Dutchman's-pipe; Aristolochia durior; Aristolochia macrophylla.
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Eduction pipe, ∧ Eduction port

  • . See Exhaust pipe and Exhaust port, under Exhaust, a.
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Escape pipe

  • (Steam Boilers), a pipe for carrying away steam that escapes through a safety valve.
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Exhaust pipe

  • noun a pipe through which burned gases travel from the exhaust manifold to the muffler
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  • (Steam Engine), the pipe that conveys exhaust steam from the cylinder to the atmosphere or to the condenser.
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Feed pipe

  • a pipe for supplying the boiler of a steam engine, etc., with water.
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fipple pipe

  • noun a tubular wind instrument with 8 finger holes and a fipple mouthpiece
    fipple flute; recorder; vertical flute.
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flue pipe

  • noun organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip
    flue pipe; flue.
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Flute pipe

  • an organ pipe having a sharp lip or wind-cutter which imparts vibrations to column of air in the pipe.
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Indian pipe

  • noun small waxy white or pinkish-white saprophytic woodland plant having scalelike leaves and a nodding flower; turns black with age
    waxflower; Monotropa uniflora.
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  • (Bot.), a low, fleshy herb (Monotropa uniflora), growing in clusters in dark woods, and having scalelike leaves, and a solitary nodding flower. The whole plant is waxy white, but turns black in drying.
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Induction pipe, port, ∨ valve

  • a pipe, passageway, or valve, for leading or admitting a fluid to a receiver, as steam to an engine cylinder, or water to a pump.
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Injection pipe

  • the pipe through which cold water is through into the condenser of a steam engine.
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labial pipe

  • noun organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip
    flue pipe; flue.
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melody pipe

  • noun reed pipe with finger holes on which the melody is played
    chanter.
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Mouth pipe

  • an organ pipe with a lip or plate to cut the escaping air and make a sound.
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musette pipe

  • noun a small simple oboe
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Open pipe

  • (Mus.), a pipe open at the top. It has a pitch about an octave higher than a closed pipe of the same length.
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Organ pipe

  • noun the flues and stops on a pipe organ
    pipe; pipework.
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  • . See Pipe, n., 1.
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Organ-pipe coral

  • . (Zoöl.) See Tubipora.
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Paddock pipe

  • (Bot.), a hollow-stemmed plant of the genus Equisetum, especially E. limosum and the fruiting stems of E. arvense; called also padow pipe and toad pipe. See Equisetum.
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Padow pipe

  • . (Bot.) See Paddock pipe, under Paddock.
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pandean pipe

  • noun a primitive wind instrument consisting of several parallel pipes bound together
    panpipe; syrinx.
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peace pipe

  • noun a highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindians; smoked on ceremonial occasions (especially as a token of peace)
    peace pipe; calumet.
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Petticoat pipe

  • (Locomotives), a short, flaring pipe surrounding the blast nozzle in the smoke box, to equalize the draft.
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pipe bomb

  • noun a small homemade bomb usually contained in a metal pipe
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pipe bowl

  • noun a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco
    bowl.
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pipe clamp

  • noun a clamp for holding pipe that is to be cut or threaded
    pipe clamp.
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pipe clay

Pipe" clay`
Definitions
  1. A plastic, unctuous clay of a grayish white color, -- used in making tobacco pipes and various kinds of earthenware, in scouring cloth, and in cleansing soldiers' equipments.
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pipe cleaner

  • noun cleaning implement consisting of a flexible tufted wire that is used to clean a pipe stem
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pipe cutter

  • noun a hand tool for cutting pipe
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pipe down

  • verb become quiet or quieter
    quiesce; quiet; quiet down; hush; quieten.
    • The audience fell silent when the speaker entered
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pipe dream

  • noun a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe)
    dream.
    • I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe
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Pipe fitter

  • noun a craftsman who installs and repairs pipes and fixtures and appliances
    plumber.
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  • one who fits pipes together, or applies pipes, as to an engine or a building.
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Pipe fitting

  • noun fitting consisting of threaded pieces of pipe for joining pipes together
    pipefitting.
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  • a piece, as a coupling, an elbow, a valve, etc., used for connecting lengths of pipe or as accessory to a pipe.
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pipe in

  • verb transport to a destiny through pipes
    • We have to pipe in oil
  • verb bring in through pipes
    • Music was piped into the offices
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pipe major

  • noun the chief piper in a band of bagpipes
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pipe of peace

  • noun a highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindians; smoked on ceremonial occasions (especially as a token of peace)
    peace pipe; calumet.
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Pipe office

  • an ancient office in the Court of Exchequer, in which the clerk of the pipe made out leases of crown lands, accounts of cheriffs, etc. Eng.
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pipe organ

  • noun wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
    organ.
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pipe rack

  • noun a rack for holding a smoker's pipes
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pipe smoker

  • noun a smoker who uses a pipe
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Pipe tree

  • (Bot.), the lilac and the mock orange; so called because their were formerly used to make pipe stems; called also pipe privet.
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pipe up

  • verb begin to play or sing
  • verb utter a shrill cry
    pipe; shrill; shriek.
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pipe vine

  • noun hardy deciduous vine having large leaves and flowers with the calyx tube curved like the bowl of a pipe
    Dutchman's-pipe; Aristolochia durior; Aristolochia macrophylla.
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pipe vise

  • noun a clamp for holding pipe that is to be cut or threaded
    pipe clamp.
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pipe wrench

  • noun adjustable wrench for gripping and turning a pipe; has two serrated jaws that are adjusted to grip the pipe
    tube wrench.
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Pipe wrench, ∨ Pipetongs

  • a jawed tool for gripping a pipe, in turning or holding it.
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pipe-clay

  • verb whiten or clean with pipe-clay
    • pipe-clay leather
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Pistol pipe

  • (Metal.), a pipe in which the blast for a furnace is heated, resembling a pistol in form.
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Pitch pipe

  • noun a small pipe sounding a tone of standard frequency; used to establish the starting pitch for unaccompanied singing
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  • a wind instrument used by choristers in regulating the pitch of a tune.
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Pudding pipe

  • (Bot.), the long, cylindrical pod of the leguminous tree Cassia Fistula. The seeds are separately imbedded in a sweetish pulp. See Cassia.
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pudding pipe tree

  • noun deciduous or semi-evergreen tree having scented sepia to yellow flowers in drooping racemes and pods whose pulp is used medicinally; tropical Asia and Central and South America and Australia
    drumstick tree; Cassia fistula; purging cassia; canafistula; canafistola; golden shower tree.
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Quail pipe

  • . See Quail call, above.
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Reducing pipe fitting

  • a pipe fitting, as a coupling, an elbow, a tee, etc., for connecting a large pipe with a smaller one.
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Reed pipe

  • noun organ pipe with a vibrating reed
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  • (Mus.), a pipe of an organ furnished with a reed.
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Return pipe

  • (Steam Heating), a pipe by which water of condensation from a heater or radiator is conveyed back toward the boiler.
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riser pipe

  • noun a vertical pipe in a building
    riser; riser pipeline; riser main.
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Salmon pipe

  • a certain device for catching salmon. Crabb.
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Sand pipe

  • (Geol.), a tubular cavity, from a few inches to several feet in dept, occurring especially in calcareous rocks, and often filled with gravel, sand, etc.; called also sand gall.
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Service pipe

  • a pipe connecting mains with a dwelling, as in gas pipes, and the like. Tomlinson.
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shepherd's pipe

  • noun a small bagpipe formerly popular in France
    musette.
  • noun a small fipple flute with four finger holes and two thumb holes
    treble recorder; flageolet.
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Side pipe

  • (Steam Engine), a steam or exhaust pipe connecting the upper and lower steam chests of the cylinder of a beam engine.
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Socket pipe

  • a pipe with an expansion at one end to receive the end of a connecting pipe.
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Soil pipe

  • noun drain that conveys liquid waste from toilets, etc.
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  • a pipe or drain for carrying off night soil.
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sparge pipe

  • noun a horizontal pipe having fine holes drilled throughout its length so as to deliver a spray of water
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Steam pipe

  • noun a pipe conducting steam
    steam line.
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  • any pipe for conveying steam; specifically, a pipe through which steam is supplied to an engine.
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Suction pipe, Suction valve

  • the induction pipe, and induction valve, of a pump, respectively.
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tabor pipe

  • noun a small fipple flute that is played with the left hand while the right hand is free to beat a tabor
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Throat pipe

  • (Anat.), the windpipe, or trachea.
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To pipe in an ivy leaf

  • to console one's self as best one can. Obs. Chaucer.
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To smoke the pipe of peace

  • to smoke from the same pipe in token of amity or preparatory to making a treaty of peace, a custom of the American Indians.
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Toad pipe

  • (Bot.), a hollow-stemmed plant (Equisetum limosum) growing in muddy places. Dr. Prior.
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Tobacco pipe

  • noun a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco
    pipe.
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  • . (a) A pipe used for smoking, made of baked clay, wood, or other material. (b) (Bot.) Same as Indian pipe, under Indian.
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Tobacco-pipe clay

  • (Min.), a species of clay used in making tobacco pipes; called also cimolite.
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Tobacco-pipe fish

  • . (Zoöl.) See Pipemouth.
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twire-pipe

Twire"-pipe` noun
Definitions
  1. A vagabond musician. Obs.
    You are an ass, a twire-pipe. Beau. & Fl.
    You looked like Twire-pipe, the taborer. Chapman.
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Waste pipe

  • noun a pipe through which liquid is carried away
    drain; drainpipe.
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  • a pipe for carrying off waste, or superfluous, water or other fluids. Specifically: (a) (Steam Boilers) An escape pipe. See under Escape. (b) (Plumbing) The outlet pipe at the bottom of a bowl, tub, sink, or the like.
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water pipe

  • noun an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water
    hubble-bubble; sheesha; kalian; hubbly-bubbly; nargileh; hookah; calean; shisha; chicha; narghile.
    • a bipolar world with the hookah and Turkish coffee versus hamburgers and Coca Cola
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Wa"ter pipe
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  1. A pipe for conveying water.
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