• synonyms

peace pipe

See more synonyms for peace pipe on Thesaurus.com
  1. calumet.
Show More

Origin of peace pipe

First recorded in 1770–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words


Examples from the Web for peace pipe

Historical Examples

  • Is this how the redman treats the stranger who would smoke the peace-pipe by our fire?

    The Fiery Totem

    Argyll Saxby

  • After the feast was over, the peace-pipe was passed and the speaking began.

  • Let the peace-pipe be lighted; we come not for strife, but to be knit together.

    The Bridge of the Gods

    Frederic Homer Balch

  • Hennepin held out the peace-pipe; but one of them snatched it from him.

  • Let us smoke the peace-pipe and tell each other all our past lives.

British Dictionary definitions for peace pipe

peace pipe

  1. a long decorated pipe smoked by North American Indians on ceremonial occasions, esp as a token of peaceAlso called: calumet, pipe of peace
Show More
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