water pipe

noun

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 Authorities urged residents to use hot water and electricity sparingly, as workers rushed to lay an underground water pipe as a backup. Marco Di Marco, Quartz, 8 Feb. 2024 Residents were urged to use electricity and hot water and electricity sparingly, while power plant workers began to lay a new underground water pipe to use as a backup. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 8 Feb. 2024 Let the water run until the hot water pipe is clear of any water that cooled in the pipes since the last shower, then measure the temperature. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 19 Jan. 2024 The three experts gave a variety of answers, saying this depends on factors like your home’s temperature, amount of insulation and how close the water pipes are to the outdoors. Eleanor Nash, Kansas City Star, 17 Jan. 2024 The filter screen is located where the shower head connects to the water pipe. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 7 Jan. 2024 Following the discovery and exploration, the ancient gate was covered back up to stave off erosion and the water pipe now has a new route. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 2 Sep. 2023 For years, concerns have surfaced over lead in water pipes and fixtures in public schools across the country. Megan Christie, ABC News, 17 Nov. 2023 Advertisement City officials also note that the landslide followed heavy rains in March and April that year, making a leak in city water pipes unlikely to be a primary cause. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of water pipe was in the 14th century

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“Water pipe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20pipe. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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