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drain·pipe

 (drān′pīp′)
n.
A pipe for carrying off water or sewage.

drainpipe

(ˈdreɪnˌpaɪp)
n
(Building) a pipe for carrying off rainwater, sewage, etc; downpipe

drain•pipe

(ˈdreɪnˌpaɪp)

n.
a large pipe that carries away the discharge of waste pipes, soil pipes, etc.
[1855–60]

drainpipe

downspout
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drainpipe - a pipe through which liquid is carried awaydrainpipe - a pipe through which liquid is carried away
culvert - a transverse and totally enclosed drain under a road or railway
pipage, pipe, piping - a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
scupper - drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard
sewer, sewerage, cloaca - a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
soil pipe - drain that conveys liquid waste from toilets, etc.
trap - drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
Translations
okapní rouraokapová roura
nedløbsrør
ränni
odvodna cijev
frárennslisrör
排水管
배수관
odtočna cev
avloppsrör
ท่อระบายน้ำ
atık borusuyağmur iniş borusu
ống thoát nước

drainpipe

[ˈdreɪnpaɪp]
A. Ntubo m de desagüe, cañería f
B. CPD drainpipe trousers NPL (Brit) → pantalones mpl de pitillo

drainpipe

[ˈdreɪnpaɪp] ntuyau m d'écoulement drainpipe trousersdrainpipe trousers nplpantalon m cigarettedrain rods nplfuret m

drainpipe

[ˈdreɪnˌpaɪp] n
b. drainpipes (trousers) → pantaloni mpl a tubo

drain

(drein) verb
1. to clear (land) of water by the use of ditches and pipes. There are plans to drain the marsh.
2. (of water) to run away. The water drained away/off into the ditch.
3. to pour off the water etc from or allow the water etc to run off from. Would you drain the vegetables?; He drained the petrol tank; The blood drained from her face.
4. to drink everything contained in. He drained his glass.
5. to use up completely (the money, strength etc of). The effort drained all his energy.
noun
1. something (a ditch, trench, waterpipe etc) designed to carry away water. The heavy rain has caused several drains to overflow.
2. something which slowly exhausts a supply, especially of one's money or strength. His car is a constant drain on his money.
ˈdrainage (-nidʒ) noun
the process, method or system of carrying away extra water. The town's drainage is very efficient.
ˈdraining-board noun
the area at the side of a sink grooved and sloping to allow water from dishes to drain away.
ˈdrainpipe noun
a pipe which carries water from the roof of a building to the ground.
down the drain
wasted. We had to scrap everything and start again – six months' work down the drain!

drainpipe

أُنْبُوبُ التَّصْرِيف okapní roura nedløbsrør Abflussrohr οχετός bajante, caño del desagüe ränni gouttière odvodna cijev grondaia 排水管 배수관 rioolbuis avløpsrør rura odpływowa cano de escoamento водосточная труба avloppsrör ท่อระบายน้ำ atık borusu ống thoát nước 排水管
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By the time police managed to catch the escapee, it had made it halfway down a drainpipe on the other side of the road.
Martin Hardie, who played for several Scottish clubs including St Johnstone and Dunfermline, faces a string of allegations including one claim that he climbed a drainpipe to spy on Kirsty MacLeod.