pipe roll

noun

history an annual record of the accounts of a sheriff or other minister of the crown kept at the British Exchequer from the 12th to the 19th centuriesAlso called: the Great Roll of the Exchequer

Nearby words

  1. pipe jacking,
  2. pipe major,
  3. pipe of peace,
  4. pipe organ,
  5. pipe rack,
  6. pipe snake,
  7. pipe up,
  8. pipe vine,
  9. pipe wrench,
  10. pipe-clay

Word Origin for pipe roll

C17: from pipe 1 and roll; perhaps from documents being rolled into a pipe shape

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