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waste pipe

noun
1.
a pipe for draining liquid waste or excess liquids.
2.
Plumbing. a pipe for draining away the wastes of a building other than those from water closets.
Compare soil pipe.
Origin of waste pipe
1505-1515
First recorded in 1505-15
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Examples from the Web for waste pipe
Historical Examples
  • At the lower end of the trough have a waste pipe which runs into a cesspool.

    Campward Ho! Unknown
  • Between the two windows, on the rear side of the kitchen, is a sink, with a waste pipe passing out through the wall.

    Rural Architecture Lewis Falley Allen
  • If it poured into neither of these pipes it then simply passes out through the pipe (H) to the waste pipe (N).

  • He followed the smell down in the cellar and, digging there, discovered that the waste pipe was a blind.

    The Battle with the Slum Jacob A. Riis.
  • It is simply a tube which has a single opening below the bath-cock to the waste pipe.

    Convenient Houses

    Louis Henry Gibson
  • Under the basin in the bathroom one can see the waste pipe and can imagine where the water is inside.

  • S, is the waste pipe of the lime machine, to remove the insoluble parts of the lime.

  • Wash out the ice chamber once a week, and pour a solution of washing soda down the waste pipe.

  • The lower part of the T acts as and connects with the waste pipe while the upper half is and connects with the vent pipe.

    Elements of Plumbing Samuel Dibble
  • The waste pipe from the bath tub or other fixtures must not be connected with a water-closet trap.

    Elements of Plumbing Samuel Dibble
British Dictionary definitions for waste pipe

waste pipe

noun
1.
a pipe to take excess or used water away, as from a sink to a drain
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