The word pipe can refer to:

  • a tubular man-made channel, generally round in cross section, for transporting or guiding a fluid substance.
  • an exhaust pipe, for channelling waste fumes from an engine or stove

  • certain musical instruments among the wind instruments, specifically woodwinds, characterized as being shaped like a pipe or collection of pipes.
  • "Piping" as a verb means playing one of these instruments; The Pied Piper of Hamelin is said to have played such an instrument.

  • a boatswain's pipe, also known as a bosun's whistle

  • a smoking pipe, for the consumption of tobacco

  • a water pipe, for the smoking of cannabis

  • in computing:
    • pipe is the name of the ASCII character at position 124 (decimal): |
    • in the context of Unix operating systems, a pipe signifies that the output of one program feeds directly as input to another program. The Unix shell uses the pipe character (|) to join programs together. See Pipe (computing).

  • in internet slang, a pipe refers to a data backbone, or broadband internet access.

  • a vertical conduit through the Earth's crust below a volcano, through which magma has passed; often filled with volcanic breccia

  • a method of icing a cake using a flexible decorating bag to force icing through a small nozzle to make various designs

  • a large cask for storing fluids, especially wine or oil

  • a decorative edging stitched to the hems or seams of an object made of fabric (clothing, hats, pillows, curtains, etc.); often a contrasting color

  • a halfpipe is a semi-circular ramp for performing skateboarding tricks; by extension, a similar construction in snow for snowboarding

  • a pipe (pasta) is a macaroni like type of pasta.

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