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drainpipe

[dreyn-pahyp]
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noun
  1. a large pipe that carries away the discharge of waste pipes, soil pipes, etc.
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Origin of drainpipe

First recorded in 1855–60; drain + pipe1
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Examples from the Web for drainpipes

Historical Examples

  • Its drainpipes, and not its glorification of the individual, got into his brain.

    Iconoclasts

    James Huneker

  • For this reason chloride of lime is an excellent disinfectant of drainpipes.

    General Science

    Bertha M. Clark

  • In the course of time they reach the quiet upper reaches of the river or go up rivulets and drainpipes to the isolated ponds.

  • Thirdly, it must be perfectly ventilated—not the drainpipes merely,—but the room itself in summer and in winter.

  • The drainpipes from the roof have decayed to such a degree that in some instances as little as a quarter of the pipe remains.


British Dictionary definitions for drainpipes

drainpipes

pl n
  1. trousers with very narrow legs
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drainpipe

noun
  1. a pipe for carrying off rainwater, sewage, etc; downpipe
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