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[pahyp-foo l] /ˈpaɪp fʊl/
noun, plural pipefuls.
a quantity sufficient to fill the bowl of a pipe:
a pipeful of tobacco.
Origin of pipeful
First recorded in 1595-1605; pipe1 + -ful
Usage note
See -ful. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I generally smoke a pipeful of tobacco before taking up the trail, to give the animal time to lie down.

    Tracks and Tracking Josef Brunner
  • You havent got a pipeful of tobacco you could spare, have you, Jim?

  • Looking over when he had finished that pipeful––I had not drawn my curtain––he caught my eyes on him.

    The Seiners James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  • Why, that morning he had given me a pipeful out of it, and had then returned it to his pocket!

    The Come Back Carolyn Wells
  • I would have pawned my coat for a pipeful; ay, and I have pawned for it.

  • He sliced off a pipeful of tobacco and pulled an ember from the fire.

    Bring Me His Ears Clarence E. Mulford
  • Now I'm wondering if the fellow it's intended for can always muster up a pipeful of tobacco!

    Scarlett of the Mounted Marguerite Merington
  • A bystander, languidly cutting up a pipeful of tobacco, jerked his elbow down the road.

    An Outback Marriage Andrew Barton Paterson
  • And he touched the lighted match to the pipeful of black tobacco.

    The Old Tobacco Shop William Bowen
  • Then he laughed, drew forth his pipe and a piece of tobacco, and proceeded to cut a pipeful with his knife.

    Jack Harvey's Adventures Ruel Perley Smith

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