plumbing

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noun plumb·ing \ˈplə-miŋ\

Definition of plumbing

  1. 1 :  the act of using a plumb

  2. 2 :  a plumber's occupation or trade

  3. 3a :  the apparatus (as pipes and fixtures) concerned in the distribution and use of water in a buildingb :  an internal system that resembles plumbing; especially :  one consisting of conduits or channels for conveying fluids

Examples of plumbing in a sentence

  1. The house has old plumbing.

15th Century

First Known Use of plumbing

15th century



PLUMBING Defined for English Language Learners

plumbing

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noun plumb·ing \ˈplə-miŋ\

Definition of plumbing for English Language Learners

  • : a system of pipes that carries water through a building

  • : the work of a plumber : the job of installing and repairing sinks, toilets, water pipes, etc.


PLUMBING Defined for Kids

plumbing

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noun plumb·ing \ˈplə-miŋ\

Definition of plumbing for Students

  1. 1 :  a system of pipes and fixtures for supplying and carrying off water in a building

  2. 2 :  the installation or repair of part or all of such a system of pipes and fixtures



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