Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any system of pipes or tubes; piping
  • n. The pipes and stops of an organ

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See organ, 6.
  • n. Same as piping, 4.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the flues and stops on a pipe organ

Etymologies

pipe +‎ work (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Some parts of the processing machinery such as pipework, heat exchangers, tanks, fillers etc. must be cleaned immediately after the production cycle has finished so that when the next production cycle starts, the system should be cleaned.

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  • The kitchen is stripped back to its bones: exposed brick, salvaged wood walls, and naked beams and pipework on the ceiling.

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  • The only issue is that the pipework that underpins it – particularly in the UK – has to be up to the challenge.

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  • • How do you decide whether to focus on three-dimensional cake sculptures of puppets or pricey cakes covered in rolled fondant with delicate pipework?

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  • Water drips in through the heavy layers of asphalt, concrete, and pipework above the tunnels and crowded passageways.

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  • The former Labour Deputy Prime minister claimed £312 for the fitting of mock Tudor beams to the front of his constituency home in Hull and in December 2004 a plumber charged him £210.79 for pipework, taps and to "refix WC seat," according to the newspaper.

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  • Scandinavia might be right – certainly, the pipework and connectors in the bathroom (on second thoughts) are not of a kind used in the UK.

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  • It took a couple of movements for Noseda and the orchestra to hit their stride, but when they got on the same page, by the pastoral third movement, they shook off the sense of pounding out a beat and achieved some beautiful playing, through to the culminating organ choir the concert hall organ doing its best to sound out against the acoustic canopy that conceals part of its pipework before dying away reverently.

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  • But then one of the subsea robots notorious among engineers for their poor peripheral vision collided with the pipework and the pipe got dislodged.

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  • Last week the Reservoir Action Group (RAG) also questioned an honorary degree given from Cardiff University to head of Atkins Keith Clarke whose company issued the engineer who called for a review of the pipework underneath the reservoir – causing the draining of the water.

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