soil pipe


: a pipe for carrying off wastes from toilets

Examples of soil pipe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Always remember to check your soil pipe, as there are two types: down or out. Jermaine Gallacher, Vogue, 1 Aug. 2023 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, 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, 12 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soil pipe was in 1833

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“Soil pipe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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