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PIPE, noun [Eng. fife.]

1. A wind instrument of music, consisting of a long tube of wood or metal; as a rural pipe The word, I believe, is not now the proper technical name of any particular instrument, but is applicable to any tubular wind instrument, and it occurs in bagpipe.

2. A long tube or hollow body; applied to the veins and arteries of the body, and to many hollow bodies, particularly such as are used for conductors of water or other fluids.

3. A tube of clay with a bowl at one end; used in smoking tobacco.

4. The organs of voice and respiration; as in windpipe.

5. The key or sound of the voice.

6. In England, a roll in the exchequer, or the exchequer itself. Hence, pipe-office is an office in which the clerk of the pipe makes out leases of crown lands, accounts of sheriffs, etc.

7. A cask containing two hogsheads or 120 gallons, used for wine; or the quantity which it contains.

8. In mining, a pipe is where the ore runs forward endwise in a hole, and does not sink downwards or in a vein.

PIPE, verb intransitive To play on a pipe fife, flute or other tubular wind instrument of music.

We have piped to you, and ye have not danced. Matthew 11:17.

1. To have a shrill sound; to whistle.

PIPE, verb transitive To play on a wind instrument. 1 Corinthians 14:7.