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Definition of "pipe" []

  • A hollow cylinder or tube used to conduct a liquid, gas, or finely divided solid. (noun)
  • A section or piece of such a tube. (noun)
  • A device for smoking, consisting of a tube of wood, clay, or other material with a small bowl at one end. (noun)
  • An amount of smoking material, such as tobacco, needed to fill the bowl of a pipe; a pipeful. (noun)
  • Informal A tubular part or organ of the body. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pipe" in a sentence
  • "The round pipe, or _the pipe_, as it seems, _par excellence_, to be termed by English drainers, though one of the latest, if not the last form of tiles introduced in England, has become altogether the most popular among scientific men, and is generally used in all works conducted under the charge of the Land"
  • "With respect to your initial reader's implementation while read line < $pipe it seems to be a valid piece (meaning the redirection is pertinent to the "read", now the while loop; where the pipe would have been opened once.)"
  • "Says Jeff Blumenfeld, editor of Expedition News, "An-Tiki has given new meaning to the term 'pipe dream.'""