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waste pipe

a pipe for draining liquid waste or excess liquids.
Plumbing. a pipe for draining away the wastes of a building other than those from water closets.
Compare soil pipe.
Origin of waste pipe
1505-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The living-house itself should not under any circumstances contain either water-tap or waste-pipe of any kind.

    The Dwelling House George Vivian Poore
  • A waste-pipe, placed at a certain height in the bath, prevented it from overflowing.

    The Man Who Laughs Victor Hugo
  • You do not expect the major to clear the waste-pipe of his regimental latrines.

    Shandygaff Christopher Morley
  • Do not let the steam all go roaring out of the waste-pipe in however sacred and blessed emotions.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • The refrigerator must be kept scrupulously clean and dry to insure wholesome food, and its waste-pipe kept freely open.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • A sort of safety-valve is provided in such works, exactly of the same nature as the waste-pipe of a common cistern.

  • The gas thus passes through the body of coke in the opposite direction to the wash water, which then flows to the waste-pipe.

  • The bean was trying feebly to climb a string to the waste-pipe that crossed the “garden” and burrowed in it.

    Neighbors Jacob A. Riis
  • Thus the trough is always kept full of pure water, without losing a drop of it through a waste-pipe or overflow.

  • The copper basin also was filled with dirty water, which would not flow away, as the waste-pipe was stopped up.

    Prisoner for Blasphemy G. W. [George William] Foote
British Dictionary definitions for waste-pipe

waste pipe

a pipe to take excess or used water away, as from a sink to a drain
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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