drainpipe

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noun drain·pipe \ˈdrān-ˌpīp\

Examples of drainpipe in a sentence

  1. our drainpipe is always getting clogged with leaves

1857

First Known Use of drainpipe

1857


DRAINPIPE Defined for English Language Learners

drainpipe

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noun drain·pipe \ˈdrān-ˌpīp\

Definition of drainpipe for English Language Learners

  • : a pipe that carries rainwater from the roof of a building to the ground

  • : a pipe that carries liquid waste and water away from buildings


DRAINPIPE Defined for Kids

drainpipe

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noun drain·pipe \ˈdrān-ˌpīp\

Definition of drainpipe for Students

  1. :  a pipe for removing water



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