peace pipe
noun Date: 1760 calumet

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • peace pipe — n a pipe which Native Americans use to smoke tobacco, which is shared in a ceremony as a sign of peace = ↑pipe of peace …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • peace pipe — peace ,pipe noun count a pipe that Native Americans smoke and share as a sign of peace: PIPE OF PEACE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • peace pipe — ☆ peace pipe n. a ceremonial pipe smoked by American Indians as part of a peace conference …   English World dictionary

  • peace pipe — peace′ pipe n. ant calumet • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • peace pipe — noun a highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindians; smoked on ceremonial occasions (especially as a token of peace) • Syn: ↑calumet, ↑pipe of peace • Hypernyms: ↑pipe, ↑tobacco pipe * * * noun : calumet …   Useful english dictionary

  • Peace pipe — A peace pipe, also called a calumet or medicine pipe, is a ceremonial smoking pipe used by many Native American tribes, traditionally as a token of peace.A common material [See Longfellow s Hiawatha] for calumet pipe bowls is red pipestone or… …   Wikipedia

  • peace pipe — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms peace pipe : singular peace pipe plural peace pipes a pipe that Native Americans smoke and share as a sign of peace …   English dictionary

  • peace pipe — noun (C) a pipe which Native Americans use to smoke tobacco, which is shared in a ceremony as a sign of peace; pipe of peace …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • peace pipe — noun a pipe smoked in certain Native American cultures that symbolizes peace among those who smoke it, and among whom it is passed around from person to person Syn: calumet …   Wiktionary

  • peace pipe — noun a tobacco pipe offered and smoked as a token of peace among North American Indians …   English new terms dictionary

  • peace pipe — /ˈpis paɪp/ (say pees puyp) noun the calumet or pipe smoked by the Native Americans of North America in token or ratification of peace …   Australian English dictionary

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