Definitions of tubing
  1. noun
    conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
    synonyms: tube
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    trans-Alaska pipeline
    an oil pipeline that runs 800 miles from wells at Prudhoe Bay to the port of Valdez
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    barrel, gun barrel
    a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
    blow tube, blowgun, blowpipe, blowtube
    a tube through which darts can be shot by blowing
    blow tube, blowpipe, blowtube
    a tube that directs air or gas into a flame to concentrate heat
    a small flexible tube inserted into a body cavity for draining off fluid or introducing medication
    capillary, capillary tube, capillary tubing
    a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action
    a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open
    cigarette holder
    a tube that holds a cigarette while it is being smoked
    tubing that is wound in a spiral
    chromatography column, column
    a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands
    tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material
    hose, hosepipe
    a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas
    inner tube
    an inflatable rubber tube that fits inside the casing of a pneumatic tire
    the tube of a pipe or cigarette holder that a smoker holds in the mouth
    pea shooter
    a straight narrow tube through which pellets (as dried peas) can be blown at a target
    pipage, pipe, piping
    a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
    pipe, tobacco pipe
    a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco
    short tube attached to the muzzle of a gun that deadens the sound of firing
    siphon, syphon
    a tube running from the liquid in a vessel to a lower level outside the vessel so that atmospheric pressure forces the liquid through the tube
    speaking tube
    a tube for conveying the sound of a voice from one room to another
    the tube of a tobacco pipe
    a slender tube inserted inside a tubular body part (as a blood vessel) to provide support during and after surgical anastomosis
    drinking straw, straw
    a thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth
    test tube
    glass tube closed at one end
    torpedo tube
    a tube near the waterline of a vessel through which a torpedo is fired
    a tube with a constriction; used to control fluid flow (as in the air inlet of a carburetor)
    well point, wellpoint
    a perforated tube driven into the ground to collect water from the surrounding area
    air hose, airline
    a hose that carries air under pressure
    briar, briar pipe
    a pipe made from the root (briarroot) of the tree heath
    calabash, calabash pipe
    a pipe for smoking; has a curved stem and a large bowl made from a calabash gourd
    calumet, peace pipe, pipe of peace
    a highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindians; smoked on ceremonial occasions (especially as a token of peace)
    a short earthenware pipe on the top of a chimney to increase the draft
    clay pipe
    a pipe made of clay
    a hollow coil that condenses by abstracting heat
    discharge pipe
    a pipe through which fluids can be discharged
    drain, drainpipe, waste pipe
    a pipe through which liquid is carried away
    drilling pipe
    a series of tubes (joined by screwed collars) that connect a drilling platform to the drilling bit; rotates the bit and supplies drilling mud
    a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it
    endotracheal tube
    a catheter that is inserted into the trachea through the mouth or nose in order to maintain an open air passage or to deliver oxygen or to permit the suctioning of mucus or to prevent aspiration of the stomach contents
    exhaust pipe
    a pipe through which burned gases travel from the exhaust manifold to the muffler
    fire hose
    a large hose that carries water from a fire hydrant to the site of the fire
    fuel line, gas line, petrol line
    a pipe that carries gasoline from a tank to a gasoline engine
    garden hose
    a hose used for watering a lawn or garden
    calean, chicha, hookah, hubble-bubble, hubbly-bubbly, kalian, narghile, nargileh, sheesha, shisha, water pipe
    an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water
    a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage
    a pipe that has several lateral outlets to or from other pipes
    a pipe having a bowl made of meerschaum
    line, pipeline
    a pipe used to transport liquids or gases
    radiator hose
    a flexible hose between the radiator and the engine block
    riser, riser main, riser pipe, riser pipeline
    a vertical pipe in a building
    sparge pipe
    a horizontal pipe having fine holes drilled throughout its length so as to deliver a spray of water
    a vertical pipe
    steam line, steam pipe
    a pipe conducting steam
    a pipe carrying fumes from the muffler to the rear of a car
    water cannon, watercannon
    a hose (carried on a truck) that fires water under high pressure to disperse crowds (especially crowds of rioters)
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    a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass
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