Pipe office
Pipe Pipe, n. [AS. p[=i]pe, probably fr. L. pipare, pipire, to chirp; of imitative origin. Cf. {Peep}, {Pibroch}, {Fife}.] 1. A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces musical sounds; as, a shepherd's pipe; the pipe of an organ. ``Tunable as sylvan pipe.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Now had he rather hear the tabor and the pipe. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Any long tube or hollow body of wood, metal, earthenware, or the like: especially, one used as a conductor of water, steam, gas, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. A small bowl with a hollow stem, -- used in smoking tobacco, and, sometimes, other substances. [1913 Webster]

4. A passageway for the air in speaking and breathing; the windpipe, or one of its divisions. [1913 Webster]

5. The key or sound of the voice. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. The peeping whistle, call, or note of a bird. [1913 Webster]

The earliest pipe of half-awakened birds. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

7. pl. The bagpipe; as, the pipes of Lucknow. [1913 Webster]

8. (Mining) An elongated body or vein of ore. [1913 Webster]

9. A roll formerly used in the English exchequer, otherwise called the Great Roll, on which were taken down the accounts of debts to the king; -- so called because put together like a pipe. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster]

10. (Naut.) A boatswain's whistle, used to call the crew to their duties; also, the sound of it. [1913 Webster]

11. [Cf. F. pipe, fr. pipe a wind instrument, a tube, fr. L. pipare to chirp. See Etymol. above.] A cask usually containing two hogsheads, or 126 wine gallons; also, the quantity which it contains. [1913 Webster]

{Pipe fitter}, one who fits pipes together, or applies pipes, as to an engine or a building.

{Pipe fitting}, a piece, as a coupling, an elbow, a valve, etc., used for connecting lengths of pipe or as accessory to a pipe.

{Pipe office}, an ancient office in the Court of Exchequer, in which the clerk of the pipe made out leases of crown lands, accounts of cheriffs, etc. [Eng.]

{Pipe tree} (Bot.), the lilac and the mock orange; -- so called because their were formerly used to make pipe stems; -- called also {pipe privet}.

{Pipe wrench}, or {Pipe tongs}, a jawed tool for gripping a pipe, in turning or holding it.

{To smoke the pipe of peace}, to smoke from the same pipe in token of amity or preparatory to making a treaty of peace, -- a custom of the American Indians. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pipe Office — noun (historical) An office in the Court of Exchequer in which the Clerk of the Pipe made out the Pipe Roll • • • Main Entry: ↑pipe …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pipe — Pipe, n. [AS. p[=i]pe, probably fr. L. pipare, pipire, to chirp; of imitative origin. Cf. {Peep}, {Pibroch}, {Fife}.] 1. A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces musical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pipe fitter — Pipe Pipe, n. [AS. p[=i]pe, probably fr. L. pipare, pipire, to chirp; of imitative origin. Cf. {Peep}, {Pibroch}, {Fife}.] 1. A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pipe fitting — Pipe Pipe, n. [AS. p[=i]pe, probably fr. L. pipare, pipire, to chirp; of imitative origin. Cf. {Peep}, {Pibroch}, {Fife}.] 1. A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pipe privet — Pipe Pipe, n. [AS. p[=i]pe, probably fr. L. pipare, pipire, to chirp; of imitative origin. Cf. {Peep}, {Pibroch}, {Fife}.] 1. A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pipe tongs — Pipe Pipe, n. [AS. p[=i]pe, probably fr. L. pipare, pipire, to chirp; of imitative origin. Cf. {Peep}, {Pibroch}, {Fife}.] 1. A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pipe tree — Pipe Pipe, n. [AS. p[=i]pe, probably fr. L. pipare, pipire, to chirp; of imitative origin. Cf. {Peep}, {Pibroch}, {Fife}.] 1. A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pipe wrench — Pipe Pipe, n. [AS. p[=i]pe, probably fr. L. pipare, pipire, to chirp; of imitative origin. Cf. {Peep}, {Pibroch}, {Fife}.] 1. A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pipe band — A pipe band is a musical ensemble consisting of pipers and drummers. The term used by military pipe bands, Pipes and Drums, is also common. The most common form of pipe band, the Scottish pipe band, consists of a section of pipers, a section of… …   Wikipedia

  • Pipe Rolls — The Pipe Rolls are a series of financial records from England, beginning in 1130 and lasting, mostly complete, until 1833. They were used by the Exchequer (treasury) and recorded such things as audits of kings incomes and expenses. They are named …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”