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      n  
1    a long tube of metal, plastic, etc., used to convey water, oil, gas, etc.  
2    a long tube or case  
3   
a    an object made in any of various shapes and sizes, consisting of a small bowl with an attached tubular stem, in which tobacco or other substances are smoked  
b    (as modifier)  
a pipe bowl     
4      (Also called)    pipeful   the amount of tobacco that fills the bowl of a pipe  
5      (Zoology, botany)   any of various hollow organs, such as the respiratory passage of certain animals  
6   
a    any musical instrument whose sound production results from the vibration of an air column in a simple tube  
b    any of the tubular devices on an organ, in which air is made to vibrate either directly, as in a flue pipe, or by means of a reed  
7    an obsolete three-holed wind instrument, held in the left hand while played and accompanied by the tabor  
   See       tabor  
8    the pipes      See       bagpipes  
9    a shrill voice or sound, as of a bird  
10   
a    a boatswain's pipe  
b    the sound it makes  
11    pl  
Informal   the respiratory tract or vocal cords  
12      (Metallurgy)   a conical hole in the head of an ingot, made by escaping gas as the metal cools  
13    a cylindrical vein of rich ore, such as one of the vertical diamond-bearing veins at Kimberley, South Africa  
14      (Also called)    volcanic pipe   a vertical cylindrical passage in a volcano through which molten lava is forced during eruption  
15      (U.S.)  
slang   something easy to do, esp. a simple course in college  
16    put that in your pipe and smoke it  
Informal   accept that fact if you can  
      vb  
17    to play (music) on a pipe  
18    tr   to summon or lead by a pipe  
to pipe the dancers     
19    to utter (something) shrilly  
20   
a    to signal orders to (the crew) by a boatswain's pipe  
b    tr   to signal the arrival or departure of  
to pipe the admiral aboard     
21    tr   to convey (water, gas, etc.) by a pipe or pipes  
22    tr   to provide with pipes  
23    tr   to trim (an article, esp. of clothing) with piping  
24    tr   to force (cream, icing, etc.) through a shaped nozzle to decorate food,   (See also)        pipe down       pipe up  
     (Old English pipe (n), pipian (vb), ultimately from Latin pipare to chirp)  
  pipeless      adj  
  pipy      adj  
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