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tailpipe

or tail pipe

[ teyl-pahyp ]
/ ˈteɪlˌpaɪp /
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noun

an exhaust pipe located at the rear of a motor vehicle or aircraft powered by an internal-combustion engine.

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Origin of tailpipe

1880–85, in sense, “suction pipe of a pump”; 1905–10 for current sense; tail1 + pipe1
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British Dictionary definitions for tailpipe

tailpipe
/ (ˈteɪlˌpaɪp) /

noun

a pipe from which the exhaust gases from an internal-combustion engine are discharged, esp the terminal pipe of the exhaust system of a motor vehicle
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