Escape pipe
Escape Es*cape", n. 1. The act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape. [1913 Webster]

I would hasten my escape from the windy storm. --Ps. lv. 8. [1913 Webster]

2. That which escapes attention or restraint; a mistake; an oversight; also, transgression. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I should have been more accurate, and corrected all those former escapes. --Burton. [1913 Webster]

3. A sally. ``Thousand escapes of wit.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. (Law) The unlawful permission, by a jailer or other custodian, of a prisoner's departure from custody. [1913 Webster]

5. (Bot.) A plant which has escaped from cultivation. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Note: Escape is technically distinguishable from prison breach, which is the unlawful departure of the prisoner from custody, escape being the permission of the departure by the custodian, either by connivance or negligence. The term escape, however, is applied by some of the old authorities to a departure from custody by stratagem, or without force. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]

5. (Arch.) An apophyge. [1913 Webster]

6. Leakage or outflow, as of steam or a liquid. [1913 Webster]

7. (Elec.) Leakage or loss of currents from the conducting wires, caused by defective insulation. [1913 Webster]

{Escape pipe} (Steam Boilers), a pipe for carrying away steam that escapes through a safety valve.

{Escape valve} (Steam Engine), a relief valve; a safety valve. See under {Relief}, and {Safety}.

{Escape wheel} (Horol.), the wheel of an escapement. [1913 Webster]


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  • Escape — Es*cape , n. 1. The act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape. [1913 Webster] I would… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Escape valve — Escape Es*cape , n. 1. The act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape. [1913 Webster] I… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Escape wheel — Escape Es*cape , n. 1. The act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape. [1913 Webster] I… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • escape — [e skāp′, iskāp] vi. escaped, escaping [ME escapen < NormFr escaper, var. of eschaper < VL * excappare < L ex , out of (see EX 1) + LL cappa, cloak (i.e., leave one s cloak behind)] 1. to get free; get away; get out; break loose, as from …   English World dictionary

  • escape — [[t]ɪske͟ɪp[/t]] ♦♦ escapes, escaping, escaped 1) VERB: no passive If you escape from a place, you succeed in getting away from it. [V from n] A prisoner has escaped from a jail in northern England... [V to n] They are reported to have escaped to …   English dictionary

  • escape — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Get away Nouns 1. escape, elopement, flight; evasion (see avoidance); retreat; narrow escape or squeak, hairbreadth escape; deliverance, liberation; redeployment; jailbreak, freedom. Informal, close call …   English dictionary for students

  • pipe — [[t]pa͟ɪp[/t]] ♦♦♦ pipes, piping, piped 1) N COUNT A pipe is a long, round, hollow object, usually made of metal or plastic, through which a liquid or gas can flow. The liquid can t escape into the air, because it s inside a pipe... The plant… …   English dictionary

  • escape — escapable, adj. escapeless, adj. escaper, n. escapingly, adv. /i skayp /, v., escaped, escaping, n., adj. v.i. 1. to slip or get away, as from confinement or restraint; gain or regain liberty: to escape from jail. 2. to slip away from pursuit or… …   Universalium

  • escape — es•cape [[t]ɪˈskeɪp[/t]] v. caped, cap•ing, n. adj. 1) to slip or get away, as from confinement or restraint 2) to avoid capture, punishment, or any threatened evil 3) to issue from a confining enclosure, as a gas or liquid 4) to slip away; fade… …   From formal English to slang

  • escape — v. & n. v. 1 intr. (often foll. by from) get free of the restriction or control of a place, person, etc. 2 intr. (of a gas, liquid, etc.) leak from a container or pipe etc. 3 intr. succeed in avoiding danger, punishment, etc.; get off safely. 4… …   Useful english dictionary

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