Definition of tailpipe
: an outlet by which engine exhaust gases are expelled from a vehicle (such as an automobile or jet aircraft)
Recent Examples of tailpipe from the Web
California is the most prominent example, where officials have passed their own limits on tailpipe emissions.
The decision leaves the tailpipe and fuel economy regulations as the lone Obama-era climate initiative that remains largely intact and creates a leadership void that China appears ready to fill.
California, which has 39 million residents and one of the world’s largest economies, has shown an ability to influence environmental policy elsewhere, as with its tough auto tailpipe emission standards.
The state is pushing back on everything from White House efforts to roll back pollution rules on tailpipes and smokestacks, to plans to withdraw or weaken the United States’ commitments under the Paris climate change accord.
The plug for recharging is hidden inside the false tailpipe, and rooftop solar cells mounted on two surfboards provide additional juice the natural way.
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First Known Use of tailpipe
TAILPIPE Defined for Kids
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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