1 pipes collectively, esp. pipes formed into a connected system, as in the plumbing of a house
2 a cord of icing, whipped cream, etc., often used to decorate desserts and cakes
3 a thin strip of covered cord or material, used to edge hems, etc.
4 the sound of a pipe or a set of bagpipes
5 the art or technique of playing a pipe or bagpipes
6 a shrill voice or sound, esp. a whistling sound
8 Archaic relating to the pipe (associated with peace), as opposed to martial instruments, such as the fife or trumpet
piping hot extremely hot
n (Transformational grammar) the principle that a noun phrase may take with it the rest of a prepositional phrase or a larger noun phrase in which it is contained, when moved in a transformation. For example, when the interrogative pronoun is moved to initial position, other words are moved too, as in to whom did you speak?
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