Definition of pipe cleaner in English:

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pipe cleaner

Pronunciation: /pīp ˈklēnər/


A piece of wire covered with tufted fiber, used to clean a tobacco pipe and for a variety of handicrafts.
Example sentences
  • Attach a pipe cleaner to the tissue paper flower.
  • Pick out a black pipe cleaner and glue it to the top of the head for the antenna (a hot glue gun works the best here).
  • Arms, legs and tails that were knitted on the small spool loom may be made to hold a bent or curled position with a pipe cleaner.

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Syllabification: pipe clean·er

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