pipe cleaner

noun
  1. a short length of twisted flexible wires covered with tufted fabric, used to clean the stem of a smoker's pipe and for various handicrafts.

Origin of pipe cleaner

First recorded in 1865–70
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pipe cleaner

noun
  1. a short length of thin wires twisted so as to hold tiny tufts of yarn: used to clean the stem of a tobacco pipe
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