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pipeful

[pahyp-foo l]
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noun, plural pipe·fuls.
  1. 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.
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Examples from the Web for pipeful

Historical Examples

  • And he touched the lighted match to the pipeful of black tobacco.

    The Old Tobacco Shop

    William Bowen

  • But he wouldn't give us credit for a pipeful—not for anything.

  • And then: “Might I trouble either of you gentlemen for a pipeful of tobacco?”

    Detectives, Inc.</p>

    William Heyliger

  • Sorry to disturb you, sir, but will you favour me with half a pipeful of baccy?

  • I would have pawned my coat for a pipeful; ay, and I have pawned for it.


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