Associations to the word «Pipe»
PIPE, noun. (heading) Wind instrument.
PIPE, noun. (music) A wind instrument consisting of a tube, often lined with holes to allow for adjustment in pitch, sounded by blowing into the tube. [from 10thc.]
PIPE, noun. (music) A hollow tube used to produce sound in an organ; an organ pipe. [from 14thc.]
PIPE, noun. The key or sound of the voice. [from 16thc.]
PIPE, noun. A high-pitched sound, especially of a bird. [from 18thc.]
PIPE, noun. (heading) Hollow conduit.
PIPE, noun. A rigid tube that transports water, steam, or other fluid, as used in plumbing and numerous other applications. [from 10thc.]
PIPE, noun. A tubular passageway in the human body; the windpipe, a blood vessel. [from 14thc.]
PIPE, noun. (Australia) (colloquial) (now historical) An anonymous satire or essay, insulting and frequently libellous, written on a piece of paper which was rolled up and left somewhere public where it could be found and thus spread, to embarrass the author's enemies. [from 19thc.]
PIPE, noun. (idiomatic) (slang) A man's penis.
PIPE, noun. (heading) Container.
PIPE, noun. A large container for storing liquids or foodstuffs; now especially, a vat or cask of wine or cider. [from 14thc.]
PIPE, noun. The contents of such a vessel, as a liquid measure; sometimes set at 126 wine gallons; half a tun. [from 14thc.]
PIPE, noun. (heading) Something resembling a tube.
PIPE, noun. Decorative edging stitched to the hems or seams of an object made of fabric (clothing, hats, pillows, curtains, etc.); often a contrasting color. [from 15thc.]
PIPE, noun. (mining) An elongated or irregular body or vein of ore. [from 17thc.]
PIPE, noun. (geology) A vertical conduit through the Earth's crust below a volcano, through which magma has passed; often filled with volcanic breccia. [from 19thc.]
PIPE, noun. (heading) In computing.
PIPE, noun. The character |. [from 20thc.]
PIPE, noun. A mechanism that enables one program to communicate with another by sending its output to the other as input. [from 20thc.]
PIPE, noun. (slang) A data backbone, or broadband Internet access. [from 20thc.]
PIPE, noun. A type of pasta, similar to macaroni.
PIPE, noun. (lacrosse) One of the goalposts of the goal.
PIPE, noun. (heading) Smoking implement.
PIPE, noun. (smoking) A hollow stem with bowl at one end used for smoking, especially a tobacco pipe but also including various other forms such as a water pipe. [from 16thc.]
PIPE, noun. The use of such a pipe for smoking tobacco.
PIPE, noun. (North America) (colloquial) (now historical) The distance travelled between two rest periods during which one could smoke a pipe. [from 18thc.]
PIPE, verb. (transitive) To convey or transport (something) by means of pipes.
PIPE, verb. (transitive) To install or configure with pipes.
PIPE, verb. (intransitive) To play music on a pipe instrument, such as a bagpipe.
PIPE, verb. (nautical) To signal or order by a note pattern on a bosun's pipe.
PIPE, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) To lead or conduct as if by pipes, especially by wired transmission.
PIPE, verb. (transitive) To decorate with piping.
PIPE, verb. (transitive) To dab away moisture from.
PIPE, verb. To shout loudly and at high pitch.
PIPE, verb. (transitive) (computing) (chiefly Unix) To directly feed (the output of one program) as input to another program, indicated by the pipe character at the command line.
PIPE, verb. To emit or have a shrill sound like that of a pipe; to whistle.
PIPE, verb. To become hollow in the process of solidifying; said of an ingot of metal.
PIPE BAND, noun. A musical band featuring bagpipes with musicians dressed as kilted Scotsmen.
PIPE BANDS, noun. Plural of pipe band
PIPE BOMB, noun. An improvised explosive device consisting of blasting powder encased in a metal pipe to increase the blast effect.
PIPE BOMBS, noun. Plural of pipe bomb
PIPE CLEANER, noun. A piece of flexible wire in which tufted fabric is twisted and which is used to clean out the stem of a tobacco pipe or other narrow tube.
PIPE CLEANERS, noun. Plural of pipe cleaner
PIPE DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To be quiet; to refrain from being noisy.
PIPE DREAM, noun. (idiomatic) A plan, desire, or idea that will not likely work; a near impossibility.
PIPE DREAMS, noun. Plural of pipe dream
PIPE FITTER, noun. Alternative form of pipefitter
PIPE ORGAN, noun. (musical instrument) The largest of all musical instruments, played from an organ console which produces its sound by sending air through whistles and/or reeds called organ pipes, by direct mechanical action, or modernly, electrically.
PIPE ORGANIST, noun. Someone who plays a pipe organ.
PIPE ORGANISTS, noun. Plural of pipe organist
PIPE ORGANS, noun. Plural of pipe organ
PIPE SNAKE, noun. Alternative term for plumber's snake
PIPE SNAKE, noun. Shieldtail snake, Uropeltidae.
PIPE TONG, noun. A tool that uses scissors action to exert pressure on a pipe or other cylindrical object in order to lift or handle the object. Normally used with a crane or other power equipment.
PIPE TONG, noun. A hand tool consisting of a lever that ends in a toothed surface and an attached chain or strap. In use, the pipe is squeezed between the chain and the teeth, thus gripping the pipe. This version is used more for threading pipe sections together.
PIPE TONGS, noun. Plural of pipe tong
PIPE UNION, noun. A device used to join two pipes by drawing together flanges fitted over their ends
PIPE UP, verb. (intransitive) To speak up, especially in a robust, assertive manner.
PIPE UP, verb. (intransitive) To being singing or playing musical notes on a pipe or similar wind instrument.
PIPE UP, verb. (intransitive) (of wind, etc.) To begin to blow more vigorously.
PIPE UP, verb. (transitive) (rare) To call, awaken, or summon, as with a musical instrument.
PIPE WRENCH, noun. An adjustable wrench (British spanner) with a toothed jaw for gripping pipe, frequently used by a plumber or pipe fitter, to loosen and tighten pipes with threaded connections.
PIPE WRENCHES, noun. Plural of pipe wrench
PIPE, noun. A tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco.
PIPE, noun. A long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc..
PIPE, noun. A hollow cylindrical shape.
PIPE, noun. A tubular wind instrument.
PIPE, noun. The flues and stops on a pipe organ.
PIPE, verb. Utter a shrill cry.
PIPE, verb. Transport by pipeline; "pipe oil, water, and gas into the desert".
PIPE, verb. Play on a pipe; "pipe a tune".
PIPE, verb. Trim with piping; "pipe the skirt".
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