water pipe


: a pipe for conveying water
: 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

Example Sentences

The flooding was caused by a broken water pipe.
Recent Examples on the Web The school was put on lockdown and the security monitors found a tan SIG Sauer pellet gun inside a water pipe cabinet behind the wall of a bathroom stall, according to the police report. Lisa J. Huriash, Sun Sentinel, 9 Sep. 2022 Every two minutes, there’s a new crack somewhere in the country’s buried water pipe system, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. Rachel Wolfe, WSJ, 2 Sep. 2022 City Public Utilities Department crews are working on repairs to the broken water pipe. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Aug. 2022 So when measured in miles of distribution pipe, plastic is forecast to make up nearly 80 percent of the nation’s water pipe inventory by 2030, according to Bluefield. Robin Lloyd, Scientific American, 16 Aug. 2022 Police said the suspect caused significant damage after hitting a water pipe and ripping out fiber optics utility lines that were recently installed. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, 7 Aug. 2022 The addition of a larger water pipe in downtown Fairhope is expected to go out for a bid next week. al, 28 June 2022 One bullet ripped into an upstairs wall and burst a neighboring apartment’s water pipe, according to a police report. Alan Judd, ajc, 30 Oct. 2017 The price of a foot of water pipe in Tucson, Arizona: up 19%. Michael Casey, Fortune, 19 June 2022 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 27 Nov. 2022.

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