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  1. a pipe for conveying steam from a boiler.
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Origin of steampipe

First recorded in 1855–60; steam + pipe1
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Examples from the Web for steampipe

Historical Examples of steampipe

  • The steampipe was rusty, and she looked as if she had been abandoned.

    Rollo in Scotland

    Jacob Abbott

  • Only her speed and manoeuvring capacity had suffered considerably owing to a steampipe having been hit.

  • Do you remember carrying me from the number seven culvert clean back to the station after the steampipe broke?

    The Daughter of a Magnate

    Frank H. Spearman

  • The other tunnel (W) serves as a passage for the steampipe, which leads from the boilers to the engines.

  • At first I could not hear very well, the steampipe made such a noise.

    Rollo in Scotland

    Jacob Abbott