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Definition: To smoke the pipe of peace
, n. [AS. p[=i]pe, probably fr. L. pipare, pipire, to
chirp; of imitative origin. Cf. Peep
1. A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes
of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces
musical sounds; as, a shepherd's pipe; the pipe of an
organ. “Tunable as sylvan pipe.”
Now had he rather hear the tabor and the pipe.
2. Any long tube or hollow body of wood, metal, earthenware,
or the like: especially, one used as a conductor of water,
steam, gas, etc.
3. A small bowl with a hollow stem, -- used in smoking
tobacco, and, sometimes, other substances.
4. A passageway for the air in speaking and breathing; the
windpipe, or one of its divisions.
5. The key or sound of the voice. [R.] --Shak.
6. The peeping whistle, call, or note of a bird.
The earliest pipe of half-awakened birds.
7. pl. The bagpipe; as, the pipes of Lucknow.
8. (Mining) An elongated body or vein of ore.
9. A roll formerly used in the English exchequer, otherwise
called the Great Roll, on which were taken down the
accounts of debts to the king; -- so called because put
together like a pipe. --Mozley & W.
10. (Naut.) A boatswain's whistle, used to call the crew to
their duties; also, the sound of it.
11. [Cf. F. pipe, fr. pipe a wind instrument, a tube, fr. L.
pipare to chirp. See Etymol. above.] A cask usually
containing two hogsheads, or 126 wine gallons; also, the
quantity which it contains.
, one who fits pipes together, or applies pipes,
as to an engine or a building.
, a piece, as a coupling, an elbow, a valve,
etc., used for connecting lengths of pipe or as accessory
to a pipe.
, an ancient office in the Court of Exchequer,
in which the clerk of the pipe made out leases of crown
lands, accounts of cheriffs, etc. [Eng.]
(Bot.), the lilac and the mock orange; -- so
called because their were formerly used to make pipe
stems; -- called also pipe privet
, or Pipe tongs
, a jawed tool for gripping a
pipe, in turning or holding it.
To smoke the pipe of peace
, to smoke from the same pipe in
token of amity or preparatory to making a treaty of peace,
-- a custom of the American Indians.