pipe clay

Origin of pipe clay

First recorded in 1750–60


verb (used with object)
  1. to whiten with pipe clay.

Origin of pipe-clay

First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for pipeclay


  1. a fine white pure clay, used in the manufacture of tobacco pipes and pottery and for whitening leather and similar materials
  1. (tr) to whiten with pipeclay
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