[ pluhm-ing ]
See synonyms for: plumbingplumbings on

  1. the system of pipes and other apparatus for conveying water, liquid wastes, etc., as in a building.

  2. the work or trade of a plumber.

  1. act of a person who plumbs, as in ascertaining depth.

Origin of plumbing

First recorded in 1660–70; plumb + -ing1

Words Nearby plumbing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use plumbing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for plumbing


/ (ˈplʌmɪŋ) /

  1. Also called: plumbery the trade or work of a plumber

  2. the pipes, fixtures, etc, used in a water, drainage, or gas installation

  1. the act or procedure of using a plumb to gauge depth, a vertical, etc

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