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

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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 Decorate an empty clear water bottle with its label removed and cap screwed on with googly eyes, scrunched paper for wings and pipe cleaner antennae glued to look like a firefly. Donna Erickson, Twin Cities, "Donna Erickson: Tips and ideas for summer play all day, every day," 13 June 2019 Agus explained that glyphosate emerged in the 1960s as a pipe cleaner, and then started being used as a weed killer. Victoria Albert, CBS News, "What you need to know about glyphosate, the cancer-linked chemical found in Cheerios," 13 June 2019 Most reusable straw companies recommend cleaning out the inside of your straws with a pipe cleaner, but realistically, who has the time for that? Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "This Reusable Straw Has a Genius Cleaning Hack That’ll Blow Your Mind," 4 Apr. 2019 Then, raid your craft drawer for markers, construction paper, pipe cleaners, and more. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "6 Tips For Teen Babysitters That Are Totally Life-Changing," 21 Dec. 2018 Using green floral wire, wrap the eucalyptus around the soft pipe cleaner and floral wire base. Mark Kintzel, Good Housekeeping, "A Wedding Stylist's Guide To Making Your Own Beautiful Flower Crown At Home," 18 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of pipe cleaner

1861, in the meaning defined above

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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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