water pipe

noun
|Updated on: 23 Jun 2018

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

  1. The flooding was caused by a broken water pipe.

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First Known Use of water pipe

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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WATER PIPE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of water pipe for English Language Learners

  • : 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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