drainpipe

[ dreyn-pahyp ]
/ ˈdreɪnˌpaɪp /
|

noun

a large pipe that carries away the discharge of waste pipes, soil pipes, etc.

Nearby words

  1. drainer,
  2. drainfield,
  3. draining board,
  4. drainlayer,
  5. drainless,
  6. drainpipes,
  7. drainspout,
  8. draize test,
  9. drake,
  10. drake fly

Origin of drainpipe

First recorded in 1855–60; drain + pipe1

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for drainpipes


British Dictionary definitions for drainpipes

drainpipes

/ (ˈdreɪnˌpaɪps) /

pl n

trousers with very narrow legs

drainpipe

/ (ˈdreɪnˌpaɪp) /

noun

a pipe for carrying off rainwater, sewage, etc; downpipe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012