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tailpipe

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noun tail·pipe \-ˌpīp\

Definition of tailpipe

  1. :  an outlet by which engine exhaust gases are expelled from a vehicle (as an automobile or jet aircraft)



1922

First Known Use of tailpipe

1922


TAILPIPE Defined for Kids

tailpipe

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noun tail·pipe \ˈtāl-ˌpīp\

Definition of tailpipe for Students

  1. :  the pipe carrying off the exhaust gases from the muffler of an engine in a car or truck




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