drain·​pipe | \ ˈdrān-ˌpīp How to pronounce drainpipe (audio) \

Definition of drainpipe

: a pipe for drainage

Examples of drainpipe in a Sentence

our drainpipe is always getting clogged with leaves
Recent Examples on the Web This is what happens when failing infrastructure, in this case an underground drainpipe, meets weather’s new normal: stronger storms and more intense rainfall. Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2021 And yet, as soon as guests had the chance to fall in love with the nostalgia of the 1890s, a pair of drainpipe jeans brought their musing to the 1990s. Thomas Adamson, USA TODAY, 6 Oct. 2021 Perhaps no neighborhood drama illustrates Harvard’s challenges better than the dustup over the drainpipe. BostonGlobe.com, 4 Sep. 2021 Loosen the two compression fittings that hold the trap to the drainpipe. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 10 Aug. 2021 Notably missing was former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a huge supporter of the Olympics, who in 2016 jumped out of a gigantic green drainpipe dressed as Super Mario during the Closing Ceremony, as Rio transitioned the Games to Tokyo. Amy Bass, CNN, 23 July 2021 Install an air-gap catch basin on the unit and run a full-size drainpipe to the nearest floor drain. Merle Henkenius, Popular Mechanics, 25 June 2021 So the team turned to the 84-inch drainpipe that runs under El Segundo Boulevard, on the southern edge of Magic Johnson Park. Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2021 The solution: a massive drainpipe, up to seven feet in diameter, that will empty rainwater into the nearby Charles River. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of drainpipe

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Drainpipe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drainpipe. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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drain·​pipe | \ ˈdrān-ˌpīp How to pronounce drainpipe (audio) \

Kids Definition of drainpipe

: a pipe for removing water

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