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escape pipe

noun
  1. a pipe for overflowing water, escaping steam, etc
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Historical Examples

  • The absence of vent, of any escape-pipe for the feelings, is always dangerous.

    Saint's Progress

    John Galsworthy

  • The little bout raised the tear-level nearer to the escape-pipe.

  • An escape-pipe, provided with a valve, is inserted into the top of the chamber.

  • About six feet from this is a small fissure in the rock, which is called the escape-pipe or gas-pipe.

  • Then suddenly a jet of steam broke with a muffled throb from the escape-pipe, and Macallister jumped up.

    The Coast of Adventure

    Harold Bindloss