hose·​pipe ˈhōz-ˌpīp How to pronounce hosepipe (audio)
chiefly British

Examples of hosepipe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With a hosepipe of cash from one of the world’s most crucial resources—hydrocarbons—the country has plowed tens of billions into foreign assets, some during the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic while Wall Street was reeling. Byvivienne Walt, Fortune, 1 Aug. 2023 A few feet away in the grass were a couple of plastic jerricans, a length of hosepipe sticking out of one of them. Colin Barrett, The New Yorker, 6 Dec. 2021 The boats are as close to the Angolan side of the river as can be, tethered to Congo by 50-foot ropes and pale hosepipes that pump air to the divers. Tom Wilson, Slate Magazine, 24 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hosepipe was in 1825

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“Hosepipe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hosepipe. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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