/ (ˈdreɪnˌpaɪps) /

pl n
  1. trousers with very narrow legs

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How to use drainpipes in a sentence

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

    The Pivot of Civilization | Margaret Sanger
  • Its drainpipes, and not its glorification of the individual, got into his brain.

    Iconoclasts | James Huneker
  • 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 overflow and waste run into cast-iron drainpipes, which should be employed till outside the building.

    The Turkish Bath | Robert Owen Allsop