waste pipe



a pipe for draining liquid waste or excess liquids.
Plumbing. a pipe for draining away the wastes of a building other than those from water closets.

Compare soil pipe.

Origin of waste pipe

First recorded in 1505–15
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Examples from the Web for waste pipe

Historical Examples of waste pipe

  • Traps will not be permitted on main, vertical, soil or waste-pipe lines.

  • A waste-pipe, placed at a certain height in the bath, prevented it from overflowing.

  • You do not expect the major to clear the waste-pipe of his regimental latrines.


    Christopher Morley

  • Do not let the steam all go roaring out of the waste-pipe in however sacred and blessed emotions.

  • The living-house itself should not under any circumstances contain either water-tap or waste-pipe of any kind.

    The Dwelling House

    George Vivian Poore

British Dictionary definitions for waste pipe

waste pipe


a pipe to take excess or used water away, as from a sink to a drain
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