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

But this study is not technically indicative of whether the smoke from a water pipe is more dangerous than that of a cigarette, Nizkorodov said. Lilly Nguyen, Daily Pilot, "Hookah smoke isn’t a chemically safer alternative to cigarettes, UCI study says," 22 Aug. 2019 The lead has leached into the tap water from 15,000 antiquated service lines that connect water pipes to homes and businesses. John Schwartz, New York Times, "Tainted Water, Ignored Warnings and a Boss With a Criminal Past," 24 Aug. 2019 The lead has leached into the tap water from 15,000 antiquated service lines that connect water pipes to homes and businesses. Nick Corasaniti, BostonGlobe.com, "Tainted water, ignored warnings, and a boss with a criminal past in Newark," 24 Aug. 2019 Most computers keep cool by blowing air around, but Cerebras had to design a system of water pipes that run close by the chip to prevent it from overheating. Tom Simonite, WIRED, "To Power AI, This Startup Built a Really, Really Big Chip," 19 Aug. 2019 Officials believe benzene may have seeped into water pipes from materials like burning plastic. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Helix, Padre Dam water district personnel heading up to Paradise," 12 Aug. 2019 The pond is fed by a storm-water pipe from nearby roadways and is not normally used by bathers. Frank Kummer, https://www.inquirer.com, "Clinging jellyfish, known for excruciating stings, found in North Wildwood salt pond near inlet," 4 June 2019 Forterra produces drainage and water pipes used in a variety of construction projects. Orla Mccaffrey, Dallas News, "Irving pipe maker Forterra names new CEO following resignation," 25 June 2019 The hospital’s own review found no structural damage, but there were cracks in walls, broken water pipes and water damage. Washington Post, "California towns survey quake damage amid more aftershocks," 5 July 2019

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First Known Use of water pipe

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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