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 Arguably, achieving universal health care and higher education and addressing the nation’s aging water pipe infrastructure (which has yielded a modern-day lead crisis) could be expected to make similar contributions to brain health across decades. Daniel R. George, Scientific American, 25 Aug. 2021 Biden also promised the bill would replace the nearly 80,000 water service lines in Milwaukee that are made of lead, along with every other lead water pipe in America. BostonGlobe.com, 29 June 2021 The best shower of my life took place 100 miles from the nearest water pipe. Kelly Bastone, Outside Online, 22 May 2021 Or, imagine a water pipe bursting when home occupants are away. Frank Fawzi, Forbes, 4 May 2021 After a water pipe burst and the ceiling collapsed on Sue's Soul Food Heaven earlier this month, Murphy has been patiently planning a menu expansion in time for the restaurant's reopening. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 28 Apr. 2021 The most recent was in January, when a leaking 10-inch water pipe forced traffic to be diverted from the eastbound lanes of Southeast 17th Street approaching Federal Highway in Poinciana Park. Brooke Baitinger, sun-sentinel.com, 15 Apr. 2021 At the event in 2018, one water pipe control system, likely used for a commercial building, had its computer screen defaced with graffiti-type messages. Peter Elkind, ProPublica, 17 Mar. 2021 The nation’s main tsunami detection system experienced an outage March 9 when a broken water pipe in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Maryland headquarters knocked out the program’s servers, according to an agency spokeswoman. Anna M. Phillips, Los Angeles Times, 16 Mar. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20pipe. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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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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