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waste pipe

a pipe for draining liquid waste or excess liquids.
Plumbing. a pipe for draining away the wastes of a building other than those from water closets.
Compare soil pipe.
Origin of waste pipe
First recorded in 1505-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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
  • By means of the waste pipe, I learn of the developments during my stay in the dungeon.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Alexander Berkman
  • If it poured into neither of these pipes it then simply passes out through the pipe (H) to the waste pipe (N).

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

  • It is simply a tube which has a single opening below the bath-cock to the waste pipe.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • 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.
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for waste pipe

waste pipe

a pipe to take excess or used water away, as from a sink to a drain
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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