: certain, guaranteed
a lead-pipe cinch

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lead-pipe was in 1888

Dictionary Entries Near lead-pipe

Cite this Entry

“Lead-pipe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead-pipe. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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