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noun

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

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Origin of pipe clay

First recorded in 1750–60

Definition for pipe clay (2 of 2)

pipe-clay
[ pahyp-kley ]
/ ˈpaɪpˌkleɪ /

verb (used with object)

to whiten with pipe clay.

Origin of pipe-clay

First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for pipe clay

pipeclay
/ (ˈpaɪpˌkleɪ) /

noun

a fine white pure clay, used in the manufacture of tobacco pipes and pottery and for whitening leather and similar materials

verb

(tr) to whiten with pipeclay
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