pipe cleaner


Definition of pipe cleaner

: something used to clean the inside of a pipe specifically : a piece of flexible wire in which tufted fabric is twisted and which is used to clean the stem of a tobacco pipe

Examples of pipe cleaner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the clog remains, try using a biodegradable, non-corrosive pipe cleaner ($12, Target) or a household cleaner like hydrogen peroxide to flush out the drain. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 May 2021 Finish by gluing on a pom-pom nose and pipe cleaner whiskers. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 1 Mar. 2021 Use a pipe cleaner to clear these holes out, and keep the car’s nooks and crannies dry. Ben Wojdyla, Popular Mechanics, 8 Sep. 2020 Fold the fourth pipe cleaner in half and add a small curve to create the antennae. ExpressNews.com, 28 Aug. 2020 Adding a wire to your homemade mask is easy as pie; slip a length of pipe cleaner into the top seam. Washington Post, 22 Aug. 2020 Next, Nye puts on a homemade face mask made out of two layers of cloth and a pipe cleaner. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, 10 July 2020 Trim into the shape of a fish’s tail, and cinch with twine or pipe cleaner to hold the shape. Ruth A. Musgrave, National Geographic, 1 July 2020 To make a dream box, first have kids decorate an empty tissue box with markers, glue, and little doodads (yarn balls, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, buttons, sequins, whatever!). Rebecca Renner, National Geographic, 11 May 2020

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First Known Use of pipe cleaner

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pipe cleaner was in 1861

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26 May 2021

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“Pipe cleaner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pipe%20cleaner. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pipe cleaner

: a piece of wire that is covered with soft cloth and used to clean the inside of a tobacco pipe


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