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pipestem

[ pahyp-stem ]
/ ˈpaɪpˌstɛm /
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noun

the stem of a tobacco pipe.
something resembling this in slenderness, as an unusually thin arm or leg.

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Origin of pipestem

An Americanism dating back to 1720–30; pipe1 + stem1
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