pipe cleaner

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

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

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First Known Use of pipe cleaner

1861

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Definition of pipe cleaner for English Language Learners

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


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