water pipe

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noun

a pipe for conveying water.
a smoking apparatus, as a hookah or narghile, in which the smoke is drawn through a container of water and cooled before reaching the mouth.

Origin of water pipe

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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British Dictionary definitions for water-pipe

water pipe


noun

a pipe for water
another name for hookah
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Word Origin and History for water-pipe

water-pipe


n.

c.1400, "conduit for water," from water (n.1) + pipe (n.1). The smoking sense is first attested 1824.

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