soil pipe

noun

Definition of soil pipe

: a pipe for carrying off wastes from toilets

Examples of soil pipe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These pipes connect to what's called a soil pipe, also known as a discharge pipe, which washes the waste away from the toilet, sink or drain. Helen Regan, CNN, "Did residents of a Hong Kong high-rise catch coronavirus through the tower's pipes? Experts are investigating," 12 Feb. 2020 The soil pipe needs to have a vent pipe connected, which ensures the sewer gases and odors are carried away -- usually through a vent in the roof. Helen Regan, CNN, "Did residents of a Hong Kong high-rise catch coronavirus through the tower's pipes? Experts are investigating," 12 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of soil pipe

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Soil pipe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soil%20pipe. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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