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 The team developed a prototype made out of pipe cleaners as a way to address problems with concentration during long communications. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, "OPRF student takes home international award, winning project on display at Nobel Prize Museum," 12 Nov. 2019 This set is on sale for about $3 off its usual price and comes with a pipe cleaner for cleaning, which rules. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Monday," 11 Nov. 2019 Assorted mini craft projects will also be available to assemble with glue, stickers, Popsicle sticks, pom-poms, and pipe cleaners. Lois Szymanski, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Central Carroll: For St. John Catholic Church, Christmas Bazaar is ‘about community unity’," 26 Nov. 2019 Among them: Hot dogs, string cheese, spray cheese and cats toys, such as fuzzy mice, pom poms, and pipe cleaners. Robert Higgs, cleveland, "84 emaciated Chihuahuas rescued from hoarder, stressing resources at Cleveland APL," 27 Sep. 2019 Wrap several pipe cleaners around your finger to form spirals. Donna Erickson, Twin Cities, "Donna Erickson: Hats off to summer fun with this customizable head gear," 11 July 2019 Pull pipe cleaner through holes and tie ends together with two loose knots to close the doors. Kris Coronado, Washington Post, "With this cardboard version, you can invite family and friends to take a book, return a book.," 19 June 2019 The animated Forky character has a white spork body, googly eyes, red pipe cleaner arms and tongue depressor feet. Brady Macdonald, The Mercury News, "Disney recalls ‘Toy Story 4’ Forky plush dolls sold at Disneyland resort," 9 July 2019 Still, Woody understands the importance of a toy in a child’s life, stowing away in her backpack for kindergarten orientation and helping her out by pulling a spork, pipe cleaners and popsicle sticks out of the garbage for a craft project. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Review: Pixar's 'Toy Story 4' is one fun and rollicking existential crisis after another," 13 June 2019

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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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8 Jan 2020

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“Pipe cleaner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pipe%20cleaner. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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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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