water pipe


Definition of water pipe

1 : a pipe for conveying water
2 : a smoking device that consists of a bowl mounted on a vessel of water which is provided with a long tube and arranged so that smoke is drawn through the water where it is cooled and up the tube to the mouth

Examples of water pipe in a Sentence

The flooding was caused by a broken water pipe.
Recent Examples on the Web Sullivan: After the final playoff loss in Dodger Stadium, the Cubs’ dugout was flooded when a mysterious player hit a water pipe with a bat several times, causing it to rupture. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "With the Cubs and White Sox both in first place, 2 veteran reporters flashback to 2008 — the last time Chicago dreamt of a Crosstown World Series," 2 Sep. 2020 Here are eight winterizing strategies: One of the most effective and affordable ways to keep water pipes from freezing is to cover them with pipe insulation. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Winterize Your Pipes and Prevent a Frozen Disaster," 17 Feb. 2020 Look for curved handles and indentations for fingers on smaller tools or modify yours by wrapping them with water pipe insulation, bicycle handles or tape used to wrap golf clubs. oregonlive, "How to create a garden that’s accessible to all," 2 Sep. 2019 Such a coating could help prevent frozen cars, airplane wings, water pipes, and much more. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "New Anti-Ice Coating Could Prevent Frozen Cars and Pipes," 2 Feb. 2020 These organisms and chemicals can reach unsafe levels when water sits in water pipes for just a few days. Andrew J. Whelton, The Conversation, "The coronavirus pandemic might make buildings sick, too," 21 Apr. 2020 To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati weather: Freeze warning in place overnight, rain and cool temperatures ahead," 10 Apr. 2020 New Jersey Trenton: All 37,000 of the lead water pipes in the state capital will be replaced over the next five years at an estimated cost of $150 million, Trenton officials said Thursday. USA TODAY, "Gray whale tows calf, wolves on the move, John Dillinger won’t be exhumed; News from around our 50 states," 11 Jan. 2020 Two bong-wielding bandits are accused of beating a store clerk bloody with the glass water pipe during a Vancouver head shop heist, authorities said. oregonlive, "Vancouver head shop clerk beaten bloody with foot-long bong, authorities say," 10 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of water pipe

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Sep 2020

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“Water pipe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20pipe. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of water pipe

: a pipe that carries water
: a device used for smoking tobacco, marijuana, etc., in which the smoke passes through water before it is inhaled

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