- a hollow cylinder of metal, wood, or other material, used for the conveyance of water, gas, steam,petroleum, etc.
- a tube of wood, clay, hard rubber, or other material, with a small bowl at one end, used for smokingtobacco, opium, etc.
- a quantity, as of tobacco, that fills the bowl of such a smoking utensil.
Origin of Pipes
before 1000; (noun) Middle English, Old English pīpe musical pipe, tube (cognate with Dutch pijp, LowGerman pīpe, German Pfeife, Old Norse pīpa) < Vulgar Latin *pīpa, derivative of Latin pīpāre to chirp, play a pipe; (v.) Middle English pipen; in part continuing Old English pīpian to play a pipe < Latin pīpāre; in part < Old French piper to make a shrill sound < Latin pīpāre
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