a large pipe that carries away the discharge of waste pipes, soil pipes, etc.

1855–60; drain + pipe1

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drainpipe (ˈdreɪnˌpaɪp)
a pipe for carrying off rainwater, sewage, etc; downpipe

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Example sentences
One newspaper describes them scaling the drainpipe and entering through an
  apartment window.
Blackened wastewater flows from a drainpipe into the ocean.
Drainpipe cleaners are chemicals used to clean drainpipes.
If they stand under a drainpipe, it will break and they will be drenched.
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