noun Date: 1857 a pipe for drainage

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • drainpipe — ► NOUN 1) a pipe for carrying off rainwater from a building. 2) (drainpipes or drainpipe trousers) trousers with very narrow legs …   English terms dictionary

  • Drainpipe — Drain pipe , n. A pipe used for carrying off surplus water. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drainpipe — [drān′pīp΄] n. a pipe for carrying off water, sewage, etc …   English World dictionary

  • drainpipe — [[t]dre͟ɪnpaɪp[/t]] drainpipes N COUNT A drainpipe is a pipe attached to the side of a building, through which rainwater flows from the roof into a drain. He evaded police by climbing through a window and shinning down a drainpipe …   English dictionary

  • drainpipe — UK [ˈdreɪnˌpaɪp] / US noun [countable] Word forms drainpipe : singular drainpipe plural drainpipes 1) a pipe on the side of a building that carries rainwater down from the roof to the ground 2) a pipe that takes away waste water or liquid from… …   English dictionary

  • drainpipe — noun Drainpipe is used before these nouns: ↑jeans, ↑trousers …   Collocations dictionary

  • drainpipe — noun 1》 a pipe for carrying off rainwater or liquid refuse from a building. 2》 (drainpipes or drainpipe trousers) trousers with very narrow legs …   English new terms dictionary

  • drainpipe — /drayn puyp /, n. a large pipe that carries away the discharge of waste pipes, soil pipes, etc. [1855 60; DRAIN + PIPE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • drainpipe — noun A pipe connecting the drain to the gutter Syn: downspout, leader …   Wiktionary

  • drainpipe — drain|pipe [ˈdreınpaıp] n 1.) BrE a pipe that carries rain water away from the roof of a building 2.) AmE a pipe that carries waste water away from buildings …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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