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pious devoted to and dutiful toward a god or gods; religious. [4 definitions]
pip1 a small spot, such as one of the dots on a die or domino, or one of the suit markings on a playing card.
pip2 an infectious disease of fowl and other birds that causes an accumulation of mucus in the throat.
pip3 any small seed, such as one from a grapefruit or apple.
pip4 to make a noise of or like that of a baby bird; chirp; peep. [3 definitions]
pip5 (slang) any minor human illness.
pipe1 a usu. cylindrical tube of metal, plastic, wood, animal or plant tissue, or other material, through which a gas or liquid may flow. [13 definitions]
pipe2 a unit of capacity equal to about 126 gallons, used for measuring wine, oil, and the like. [2 definitions]
pipe bomb a crude homemade bomb made of a length of metal pipe into which an explosive charge is inserted.
pipe clay a fine, exceptionally plastic white clay that is used to make tobacco pipes, print calico, and whiten leather.
pipe cleaner a short length of wire, twisted to secure small tufts of yarn along its length, that is used to clean tobacco residue from the stems of pipes.
pipe cutter a tool consisting of a curved jaw fitted with one or more sharp-edged disks that cuts metal pipes by being rotated around them.
pipe dream a wishful fantasy or vain hope.
pipefish any of various elongated, bony-plated fishes found in marine or fresh waters that have tube-shaped snouts.
pipe fitter a skilled worker who installs and maintains pipes in plumbing, refrigeration, and heating systems.
pipeful a quantity of tobacco sufficient to fill a pipe.
pipeline a long, usu. capacious pipe for moving water, oil, gas, or the like, usu. from the point of production to a point of use or marketing. [3 definitions]
pipe organ see organ.
piper someone who produces music using a pipe.
pipestem the long thin tube extending from the bowl of a pipe, through which the smoker inhales. [2 definitions]
pipette a long, narrow, often graduated glass or plastic tube into which small quantities of liquid can be drawn by suction for measurement or transfer. [2 definitions]