[pahyp-lahy-ning] /ˈpaɪpˌlaɪ nɪŋ/
the act, technique, or business of installing .
a long tubular conduit or series of , often underground, with pumps and valves for flow control, used to transport crude oil, natural gas, water, etc., especially over great distances.
a route, channel, or process along which something passes or is provided at a steady rate; means, system, or flow of supply or supplies:
Freighters and cargo planes are a pipeline for overseas goods.
a channel of information, especially one that is direct, privileged, or confidential; inside source; reliable contact.
verb (used with object), pipelined, pipelining.
to convey by or as if by pipeline:
to pipeline oil from the far north to ice-free ports; to pipeline graduates into the top jobs.
in the pipeline,
a long pipe, esp underground, used to transport oil, natural gas, etc, over long distances
a medium of communication, esp a private one
in the pipeline, in the process of being completed, delivered, or produced
to convey by pipeline
to supply with a pipeline
1859, “continuous line of pipes,” from pipe (n.1) + line (n.). Figurative sense of “channel of communication” is from 1921; surfer slang meaning “hollow part of a large wave” is attested by 1963.
Directly communicated: a pipeline review
in the pipeline, pipe
- Pipe major
noun 1. the noncommissioned officer, generally of warrant officer’s rank, who is responsible for the training, duty, and discipline of a military or civilian pipe band
[pip em-uh] /ˈpɪp ˈɛm ə/ adverb, British. 1. in, on, or during the afternoon. /ˈpɪpˈɛmə/ adverb 1. (old-fashioned) in the afternoon; p.m Compare ack-emma
noun 1. a calumet; peace pipe.
noun 1. (def 1). noun 1. another name for organ (sense 1) Compare reed organ