from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The pipes, fixtures, and other apparatus of a water, gas, or sewage system in a building.
- n. The work or trade of a plumber.
- n. Informal An arrangement of bodily vessels or ducts: "treating stroke victims by reversing the plumbing of the body's circulatory system” ( Associated Press).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The pipes, together with the joints, tanks, stopcocks, taps and other fixtures of a water, gas or sewage system in a house or other building.
- n. The trade or occupation of a plumber.
- n. A system of vessels or ducts in the human body, especially the genitourinary system.
- n. A Murasugi sum where each disk summed along has its boundary subdivided into four segments.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art of casting and working in lead, and applying it to building purposes; especially, the business of furnishing, fitting, and repairing pipes for conducting water, sewage, etc.
- n. The lead or iron pipes, and other apparatus, used in conveying water, sewage, etc., in a building.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art of casting and working in lead (also, by extension, in other metals put to similar uses), and applying it to various purposes connected with buildings, as in roofs, windows, pipes, etc.
- n. The act or process of ascertaining the depth of anything.
- n. Lead pipes and other apparatus used for conveying water or other liquids through a building.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. measuring the depths of the oceans
- n. utility consisting of the pipes and fixtures for the distribution of water or gas in a building and for the disposal of sewage
- n. the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)
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