Definition of Drainpipe

1. Noun. A pipe through which liquid is carried away.

Exact synonyms: Drain, Waste Pipe
Specialized synonyms: Culvert, Scupper, Cloaca, Sewer, Sewerage, Soil Pipe, Trap
Generic synonyms: Pipage, Pipe, Piping
Derivative terms: Drain, Drain



Definition of Drainpipe

1. n. A pipe used for carrying off surplus water.

Definition of Drainpipe

1. Noun. A pipe connecting the drain to the gutter ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drainpipe

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drainpipe

drainboards
draincock
draincocks
draine
drained
drainer
drainers
draining
draining board
draining boards
drainings
drainlike
drainmaker
drainmakers
draino
drainpipe (current term)
drainpipes
drainplug
drainplugs
drains
draintile
draintiles
draintrap
draintraps
drainwork
drainworks
draisene
draisenes
draisine
draisines

Literary usage of Drainpipe

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1. The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases Affecting by Frank Cyrus Smith, Thomas Johnson Michie, United States Courts, Great Britain Courts, Canada Courts (1902)
"The drainpipe was not used for, and was known to be unfit to be used as, a grab iron; but plaintiff had used the one on the opposite side 300 times, ..."

2. Lowell, a City of Spindles by Lowell (Mass.). Trades and Labor Council (1900)
"Two or more air pipes may be connected together or with a drainpipe; but in every case of connection with a drainpipe such connection shall be above the ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"Plaintiff is informed and believes that the direct and proximate cause of his injury was as follows: The cold weather had caused the drainpipe to freeze up, ..."

4. Eastern Nights by Alan John Bott (1919)
"the top of the flimsy drainpipe was severed from the roof by his weight, ... An excited group collected round the portion of the drainpipe which was lying ..."

5. The Household Monitor of Health by John Harvey Kellogg (1891)
"A still better way is to connect the drainpipe with the chimney or stovepipe, by means of a pipe of suitable size. This will secure ventilation of the drain ..."

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