Definition of drainpipe
: a pipe for drainage
Examples of drainpipe in a Sentence
our drainpipe is always getting clogged with leaves
Recent Examples of drainpipe from the Web
The cause of the sinkhole had not been determined, but a leaky drainpipe under the pavement might be responsible, Wonder said.
The condensate line drains condensation from the overflow pan to the outside or directly into a drainpipe.
In the second Muppets movie, as characters are being chased up a drainpipe, Henson installed 11 small elevators (essentially drawers) that lifted the actors simultaneously to get the shot right.
An octopus at New Zealand's National Aquarium made a break for freedom by slipping out of its tank, slithering down a drainpipe and escaping into the ocean earlier this year.
One newspaper describes them scaling the drainpipe and entering through an apartment window.
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First Known Use of drainpipe
DRAINPIPE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of drainpipe for Students
: a pipe for removing water
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