plumbing

[ pluhm-ing ]
/ ˈplʌm ɪŋ /

noun

the system of pipes and other apparatus for conveying water, liquid wastes, etc., as in a building.
the work or trade of a plumber.
act of a person who plumbs, as in ascertaining depth.

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Origin of plumbing

First recorded in 1660–70; plumb + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for plumbing

plumbing
/ (ˈplʌmɪŋ) /

noun

Also called: plumbery the trade or work of a plumber
the pipes, fixtures, etc, used in a water, drainage, or gas installation
the act or procedure of using a plumb to gauge depth, a vertical, etc
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