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tailpipe

[teyl-pahyp] /ˈteɪlˌpaɪp/
noun
1.
an exhaust pipe located at the rear of a motor vehicle or aircraft powered by an internal-combustion engine.
Also, tail pipe.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, in sense, “suction pipe of a pump”; 1905-10 for current sense; tail1 + pipe1
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Examples for tailpipe
  • There's no tailpipe sticking out of the back of your laptop.
  • It consumes no gas, releases zero-emissions from its tailpipe, and has lots of high torque for a zippy pick-up on the road.
  • Manufacturers may use any fuel that enables the vehicles to meet stringent tailpipe-emissions standards.
  • When this trio first pulled into view on the track, they looked conventional except for one telling detail: the tailpipe.
  • Her work ranges from the noxious tailpipe to the precancerous cell, evaluating all the possible way stations of disease.
  • At official inspection stations, tailpipe emissions would simply not register.
  • These materials when released from the tailpipe directly cause smog.
  • Fuel cells extract electricity from the reaction of hydrogen with oxygen and produce no nasty tailpipe pollution.
  • Compressed air can also be used to power such an engine without any tailpipe exhaust and much lower wasted heat energy.
  • The car emits no harmful emissions from the tailpipe.
British Dictionary definitions for tailpipe

tailpipe

/ˈteɪlˌpaɪp/
noun
1.
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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Slang definitions & phrases for tailpipe

tailpipe

Related Terms

blow it out


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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