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Definition of "tailpipe" []

  • The pipe through which exhaust gases from an engine are discharged. Also called exhaust pipe. (noun)
  • A pipe from which the exhaust gases from an internal-combustion engine are discharged, esp the terminal pipe of the exhaust system of a motor vehicle (noun)

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Use "tailpipe" in a sentence
  • "• Gov't pushing more fuel efficiency for trucks: For the first time, the government announced proposed fuel economy requirements and reductions in tailpipe emissions for medium - and heavy-duty trucks."
  • "For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department announced proposed fuel economy requirements and reductions in tailpipe emissions for medium - and heavy-duty trucks, beginning with those sold in the 2014 model year and into the 2018 model year."
  • "For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department released proposed fuel economy requirements and reductions in tailpipe emissions for medium - and heavy-duty trucks, beginning with those sold in the 2014 model year and into the 2018 model year."