[ pahyp-kley ]
/ ˈpaɪpˌkleɪ /

verb (used with object)

to whiten with pipe clay.

Nearby words

  1. pipe roll,
  2. pipe snake,
  3. pipe up,
  4. pipe vine,
  5. pipe wrench,
  6. pipe-dream,
  7. pipe-layer,
  8. pipe-rack,
  9. pipeclay,
  10. piped music

Origin of pipe-clay

First recorded in 1825–35

pipe clay


a fine, white clay used for making tobacco pipes, whitening parts of military or other dress, etc.

Origin of pipe clay

First recorded in 1750–60

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