Definition of drainpipe in English:

drainpipe

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Pronunciation: /ˈdreɪnpʌɪp
 
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noun

  • 1A pipe for carrying off rainwater or liquid refuse from a building.
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    • When the drainpipe terminates outside the building it can be installed in a fully visible location, such as at the front porch or along a common walkway.
    • In a recent column, you stated that the drainpipe for a water heater must terminate at the exterior of a building, even when the water heater is installed in a garage.
    • Kim carried on down the drainpipe and when she reached the end of the guttering, she glanced around to see if there was anyone in the surrounding streets.
  • 1.1 (drainpipes or drainpipe trousers) Trousers with very narrow legs.
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    • It could be that your drainpipe trousers weren't quite narrow enough, you didn't have the current cool brand of shoes or you hadn't bought the last big thing pop record.
    • I have on a pair of very tight drainpipe trousers, shirt and skinny tie, and a jacket whose thin lapels are partly hidden by a row of tiny badges featuring the names of punk bands.
    • I was still in grey flannel shorts, and I'd see all these wonderful-looking women and all these guys with sunglasses and drainpipe trousers.

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