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[dreyn-pahyp] /ˈdreɪnˌpaɪp/
a large pipe that carries away the discharge of waste pipes, soil pipes, etc.
Origin of drainpipe
1855-60; drain + pipe1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for drainpipe
  • 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.
  • There was a small ditch between the house and the kitchen, with a drainpipe running through it.
  • Install sewer backflow valves to prevent sewage from backing up into the house through a drainpipe.
  • Installing a backflow valve to the drainpipe can prevent this from happening.
  • Crews need to perform emergency repair work necessary because of a failing storm drainpipe.
  • Rust is an indicator that condensation occurs on this drainpipe.
  • Rust is an indication that condensation occurs on this drainpipe.
British Dictionary definitions for drainpipe


a pipe for carrying off rainwater, sewage, etc; downpipe
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