A pipe is a tubular section or hollow cylinder, usually but not necessarily of circular cross-section, used mainly to convey substances which can flow — liquids and gases, slurries, powders, masses of small solids. It can also be used for structural applications; hollow pipe is far stiffer per unit weight than solid members.

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  1. A rigid tube that transports water, steam or other fluid, as used in plumbing and numerous other applications.
  2. A hollow stem with bowl at one end used for smoking, especially a tobacco pipe but also including various other forms such as a water pipe.
  3. A vertical conduit through the Earth's crust below a volcano, through which magma has passed; often filled with volcanic breccia
  4. A type of pasta, similar to macaroni
  5. Decorative edging stitched to the hems or seams of an object made of fabric (clothing, hats, pillows, curtains, etc.); often a contrasting color
  6. A hollow tube used to produce sound, such as an organ pipe.
  7. A wind instrument making a whistling sound. (see pan pipes, bagpipe, boatswain's pipe)
  8. One of the goalposts of the goal.
  9. The character ''
  10. A mechanism that enables one program to communicate with another by sending its output to the other as input.
  11. A data backbone, or broadband Internet access.
    A fat pipe is a high-bandwidth connection.
  12. An English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 126 wine gallons; half a tun.
  13. An anonymous satire or essay, insulting and frequently libelous, written on a piece of paper and left somewhere public where it could be found and thus spread, to embarrass the author's enemies.
  14. A passageway for the air in speaking and breathing; the windpipe, or one of its divisions.
  15. The key or sound of the voice.
  16. The peeping whistle, call, or note of a bird.
  17. An elongated body or vein of ore.
  18. A man's penis.


  1. To convey or transport (something) by means of pipes.
  2. To install or configure with pipes.
  3. To play music on a pipe instrument, such as a bagpipe.
  4. To signal or order by a note pattern on a bosun's pipe.
  5. To lead or conduct as if by pipes, especially by wired transmission.
  6. To decorate with piping.
  7. To dab away moisture from.
  8. To shout loudly and at high pitch.
  9. To directly feed (the output of one program) as input to another program, indicated by the pipe character at the command line.
  10. To emit or have a shrill sound like that of a pipe; to whistle.
  11. To become hollow in the process of solidifying; said of an ingot of metal.

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