tailpipe

noun tail·pipe \ -ˌpīp \
Updated on: 19 Jan 2018

Definition of tailpipe

: an outlet by which engine exhaust gases are expelled from a vehicle (such as an automobile or jet aircraft)

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First Known Use of tailpipe

1922


TAILPIPE Defined for Kids

tailpipe

noun tail·pipe \ ˈtāl-ˌpīp \

Definition of tailpipe for Students

: the pipe carrying off the exhaust gases from the muffler of an engine in a car or truck


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