tail pipe

tailpipe

[teyl-pahyp]
noun
an exhaust pipe located at the rear of a motor vehicle or aircraft powered by an internal-combustion engine.
Also, tail pipe.


Origin:
1880–85, in sense, “suction pipe of a pump”; 1905–10 for current sense; tail1 + pipe1

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tailpipe (ˈteɪlˌpaɪp)
 
n
a pipe from which the exhaust gases from an internal-combustion engine are discharged, esp the terminal pipe of the exhaust system of a motor vehicle

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