Definition of 'plumbing'
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They stripped out the plumbing and heating so it was uninhabitable and could therefore be demolished for access. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have a lot of links with industry, from plumbing and gas to theatre. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A team playing at the peak of their powers against a side plumbing new depths of despair. The Sun (2016)Some of the most expensive policies cover plumbing and electrics too. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The players who had been shaming the shirt for most of the season were plumbing new depths. The Sun (2016)If you are concerned about the age of the plumbing or electrics you will also have to pay for a specialist inspection. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Third, installing plumbing and wiring equipment in the walls. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)People still wanted classical architecture, but with plumbing that worked. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Despite qualifications in plumbing and gas engineering, he is unable to work due to his injuries. The Sun (2015)Income 10,500 net profit from central heating installation and plumbing business. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The heating, wiring and plumbing will all have to be installed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He often did plumbing work on the morning of a game and earned just 14 a week. The Sun (2014)But it has also moved into plumbing, electrics and landlord services. The Sun (2011)She replaced the rotten sash windows and replaced the heating, wiring and plumbing. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Channel 4 is plumbing new depths in broadcasting. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If the house revolves, then how do you connect the plumbing and wiring? Times, Sunday Times (2008)From the basement to the roof the heating, plumbing and electrics would be ripped out and refurbished. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If you are planning to extend the kitchen or add a bathroom, extra plumbing and drainage may be required. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The plan is to get the first fix of plumbing and electrics done, so that we can lay the floor. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The plumbing might not work. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Having good quality eggs, working plumbing and a fertile man around at the right time are some of the other components. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The prize winner will also receive one FREE plumbing or drainage job from a qualified plumber. The Sun (2014)Moving and involving, it is as breathtakingly forensic in its plumbing of the depths of the human heart as it is ambitious in scale. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But he says the bug is'a common risk in large buildings with extensive plumbing systems '. The Sun (2010)While you must have at least five years' plumbing and heating experience, there is no cap on what you can earn. The Sun (2010)MY dad has been a self-employed plumbing and heating engineer for years but for the past ten years he has had a serious illness due to work. The Sun (2012)
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Translations for 'plumbing'
British English: plumbing /ˈplʌmɪŋ/ NOUN
The plumbing in a building consists of the water and drainage pipes, baths, and toilets in it.
The entire building was in need of new plumbing.
- American English: plumbing
- Arabic: سِبَاكة
- Brazilian Portuguese: encanamento
- Chinese: 管道设施
- Croatian: vodoinstalacije
- Czech: instalace vodovodní
- Danish: sanitære installationer
- Dutch: loodgieterswerk
- European Spanish: fontanería
- Finnish: putkisto
- French: plomberie
- German: Rohrleitung
- Greek: σωληνώσεις
- Italian: tubature
- Japanese: 配管
- Korean: 배관
- Norwegian: rørsystem
- Polish: instalacja wodociągowa
- European Portuguese: canalização
- Romanian: instalație
- Russian: водопроводное дело
- Spanish: plomería
- Swedish: rörmokeri
- Thai: งานประปา
- Turkish: tesisatçılık
- Ukrainian: водопровід
- Vietnamese: đường ống nước
Definition of plumbing from the Collins English Dictionary
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