Definition of pipeline
1a : a line of pipe with pumps, valves, and control devices for conveying liquids, gases, or finely divided solidsb : pipe 2b
2 : a direct channel for information
3 : a process or channel of supply an arms pipeline
4 : a state of development, preparation, or production several projects in the pipeline; also : the system for such processes a strong product pipeline
5 : a course of individual advancement or development especially to fill organizational needs
Examples of pipeline in a Sentence
an equipment hauler serves as the columnist's pipeline for gossip about the rock band
the battle was ultimately lost because the enemy had destroyed our pipeline for resupply
Recent Examples of pipeline from the Web
The Lauderdale [Dania Beach] site currently features access to transmission, natural gas pipelines and water supply facilities near a major load pocket that can be utilized by the new generating unit.
American Indian tribes and supporters fear environmental harm; ETP says the pipeline is safe.
The tribe said the Dakota Access oil pipeline plan could pose a threat to water sources if there was a leak and cause cultural harm.
The pipeline moves oil from western North Dakota to a distribution point in Illinois.
Also in the pipeline are major landscaping islands, new pavers and the installment of FPL underground service that will replace street poles and overhead wires.
The morning papers said the bomb had been set near a gas pipeline, hence the three-story tower of flames.
For the third time since 2014, the Naperville-to-Creighton pipeline was prevalent in the draft.
Two Rancho Bernardo groups concerned about a San Diego Gas & Electric pipeline proposed for the community are voicing what want included in the project’s environmental impact report.
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First Known Use of pipeline
PIPELINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pipeline for English Language Learners
: a line of connected pipes that are used for carrying liquids and gases over a long distance
the pipeline : the system for developing and producing something
PIPELINE Defined for Kids
Definition of pipeline for Students
: a line of connected pipes with pumps and control devices for carrying liquids or gases over a long distance
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