Pipe Pipe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Piped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piping}.] 1. To perform, as a tune, by playing on a pipe, flute, fife, etc.; to utter in the shrill tone of a pipe. [1913 Webster]

A robin . . . was piping a few querulous notes. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) To call or direct, as a crew, by the boatswain's whistle. [1913 Webster]

As fine a ship's company as was ever piped aloft. --Marryat. [1913 Webster]

3. To furnish or equip with pipes; as, to pipe an engine, or a building. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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