Definition of 'the pipes'
Example sentences containing 'the pipes'
The knocking through the pipes, magnified by the absence of the radiator, was at once ominous, prophetic.THE LAST RAVEN (2002)
And the pipes stayed burst, sealed in jagged stalactites of ice; the pavements remained ice slides; and the authorities did nothing.ON CATS (2002)
I suppose it came from a heated tank quite a distance away, and for some reason the pipes didn't stay full.TIME OF THE WOLF (2002)
Definition of the pipes from the Collins English Dictionary
We take a look at the etymology behind the word 'election' on the run up to the UK General Election in June
Language expert Ian Brookes looks at the word 'election' and its origins.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.