tubing

Definitions of tubing
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n conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases

Synonyms:
tube
Examples:
trans-Alaska pipeline
an oil pipeline that runs 800 miles from wells at Prudhoe Bay to the port of Valdez
Types:
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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
cannula
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
catheter
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
coil
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
drain
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
mouthpiece
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
silencer
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
stem
the tube of a tobacco pipe
stent
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
venturi
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)
chimneypot
a short earthenware pipe on the top of a chimney to increase the draft
clay pipe
a pipe made of clay
condenser
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
elbow
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
main
a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage
manifold
a pipe that has several lateral outlets to or from other pipes
meerschaum
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
standpipe
a vertical pipe
steam line, steam pipe
a pipe conducting steam
tailpipe
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)
Type of:
conduit
a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass

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