Translation of pipe in Spanish:


tubo, n.

Pronunciation /paɪp//pʌɪp/


  • 1

    (for liquids, gases)
    tubo masculine
    caño masculine
    tubería feminine
    cañería feminine
    • Many residents were woken by the deafening sound of the exploding pipe and water gushing down the street and into their houses.
    • Geraldton homes and a school were evacuated yesterday after a gas pipe was damaged during roadworks.
    • Instead of being buried, the pipe supplying water to the school lay above ground, a violation of national building guidelines.
    • The city has an extensive system of stormwater drains and pipes to channel water away from the heavy downpours in the wet season.
    • Two new rainwater drainage pipes have been installed.
    • The thaw after heavy snowfall meant that plumbers were inundated with calls to repair burst pipes.
    • Lead tends to accumulate as water sits in pipes overnight.
    • There are also plans to lay new water mains to replace pipes dating back to the Second World War as part of the project.
    • If it is shown to have been the cause of the blast, the problem of leaking gas pipes will have been thrust into the public domain once more.
    • Tom's fixing the pipes under the bathroom sink.
    • There also were reports of leaking gas pipes.
    • We are constantly upgrading drain and water supply pipes.
    • Roads, bridges, utility lines, water and sewer pipes, and other supporting services have to be rebuilt.
    • He was enquiring about a burst sewer pipe in Smith's field.
    • Also, the underground water pipes have allegedly been damaged by vehicle traffic going in and out of the area.
    • Water poured from the pipe and buckled the road making it impassable.
    • Most of the pipes and ducts for the utility companies have now been laid and roadworks have started.
    • They simply lay a drainage pipe between their home and the canal.
    • Modern roads have a maze of water and sewer pipes running beneath them.
    • Shut off the water to prevent pipes from freezing and if you have sprinklers drain them out.
  • 2

    (for tobacco)
    pipa feminine
    I smoke a pipe fumo en pipa
    • the pipe of peace, the peace pipe la pipa de la paz
    • before noun pipe bowl cazoleta
    • pipe smoker fumador de pipa
    • pipe tobacco tabaco de pipa
    • He sat in a rocking chair after dinner and smoked a long clay pipe.
    • He thrust his pipe toward me and began a monologue.
    • Into his car I would eagerly climb, greeted by the familiar smell of cigars and pipe tobacco.
    • I wasn't nervous or afraid; but I sat up and lit my pipe and leaned against a rock.
    • Ali spoke and Steve just sat and smoked his pipe.
    • Clive puffed again, then slowly pulled the pipe from his mouth and leaned back in his chair, making it rock slightly as he held the pipe in front of his face.
    • So we'd laugh and smoke our pipes, and laugh again, sitting in the old run-down barn.
    • I sat on a rough log, across from Father, who smoked his pipe.
    • A lot of people are loitering outside the city, just talking amongst themselves or smoking from pipes.
    • An ancient woman sat on the step, smoking her pipe.
    • He was wearing a deer stalker's outfit, puffing on a pipe and wearing a monocle, or would have been wearing a monocle if it weren't swinging in the air beneath him.
    • Cancer of the oral cavity is more common in people who chew tobacco or smoke pipes.
    • His eyes narrowed and he took the pipe out of his mouth.
    • She placed a pipe in her mouth, and blew out the smoke.
    • On the fringes, old men sit smoking huge pipes and pineapple vendors provide refreshment for tired buyers and sellers.
    • It was then that she realized three bearded men were regarding her with keen interest, smoking identical pipes.
    • Some of the older women were also smoking traditional pipes.
    • Household objects ranging from baskets to pipes for smoking tobacco are made out of bamboo.
    • He was sitting on his porch, as always, rocking in his rocking chair and puffing on his pipe.
    • Jones found what he was looking for and put the pipe in his mouth to light.
  • 3

    • 3.1(wind instrument)

      caramillo masculine
      the pipes of Pan la flauta de Pan

    • 3.2(of organ)

      tubo masculine
      cañón masculine
      • The enormous burnished pipes of the organ, lit from below, rose like architecture behind the musicians.
      • The organ is the largest on the continent with 6,035 pipes, weighing 60 tons and rising to three stories.
      • In the late nineteenth century, organ pipes in many cathedrals of Northern Europe began to crumble in very cold weather.
      • It was resounding like an organ pipe, strongly enough to rattle windows.
      • On the earlier organs, the pipes for each note stood directly in front of its key on the keyboard.

    • 3.3pipes plural

      gaita feminine
      to play the pipes tocar la gaita

    • 3.4(boatswain's whistle)

      pito masculine
      • Various calls were made by bugle and bosun's pipe across the PA system of a ship to announce daily activities and pronouncements.
      • Shrill trilling vocalizations are thought to be similar to the sound of a boatswain's pipe.
      • The pipe was blown as soon as the food was ready.
      • The boatswain's pipe is the 'modern day' descendant of the flutes used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans to convey orders to the oarsmen and galley slaves.
      • The shrill of the pipe draws the attention.

  • 4

    pleca feminine
    línea vertical feminine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (transport by pipe)
    (oil/gas/water) (por tuberías, gasoducto, oleoducto) llevar
    • Consequently, utility companies need access to capital markets to ensure that potable water is consistently piped into our homes.
    • Water was piped from springs to troughs outside the fence for livestock.
    • The water is piped away as vapour via the exhaust system.
    • From there, the water is piped underground in two distribution systems leading to the bottling plant and about three kilometres through the rest of the camp.
    • How can you be confident that when you pipe carbon dioxide underground for storage, that it won't leak?
    • It costs €13 million to pipe the gas from Scotland to Cork.
    • The city's first electricity was produced by water power from the power station, which is now the Mill pub, and gas was piped from the Gas Works in the St Paul's area of the city.
    • It pipes water to its customers from huge reservoirs encircling Scotland's cities.
    • Plans are being drawn up to pipe water around Scotland as the country heads for its driest spring on record.
    • I used to cut softwood from shelterbelts on prairie farms but when natural gas was piped out to all farms in the area the demand disappeared.
    • A plan by the locals to pipe water from the nearby Appila Springs was rejected by the government.
    • The suggested quarry site falls short on both counts, as the available water is full of fine rock particles and piping the water would be an expensive operation.
    • The resulting methane gas could then be piped ashore.
    • Although methane is piped from oil and gas wells to markets, there are many instances where oil and gas producers don't build transportation infrastructure for the gas.
    • A $3 billion project to pipe Arctic gas to southern markets will move ahead after native groups signed a deal with oil producers and builders.
    • Fresh water was piped in from the lake behind the settlement and could be tapped into with relative ease, giving Mac the unlimited fresh water that had always been his dream.
    • A huge underground pipe will be dug surrounding the Millbrook estate, which will pipe the hot water generated by the plant to residents' homes.
    • Houses also had water piped straight to them - unlike flats and apartments.
    • Half of all Russia's oil exports and around 30 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas are annually piped across Belarus to the European Union.
    • North Sea gas was first piped ashore near Durham.
  • 2

    they were piped in to dinner entraron al comedor al son de una gaita
    • the captain was piped aboard tocaron el silbato cuando el capitán subió a bordo
  • 3

    • 3.1Cooking

      (cake) (con manga de repostería) decorar
      pipe the cream onto the cake decorar el pastel con la crema usando una manga de repostería
      • Frosting is thick and holds shapes like rosettes and shells like those you see piped around the edges of a birthday cake.
      • Spoon into dishes or pipe into wine glasses to serve.
      • They were followed by duck sweetbreads, each no bigger than a shirt button, served on a tube of piped cream.
      • Spoon the flour paste into an icing bag and pipe it into the cross indentations - if you don't have an icing bag or syringe, make the paste loose and dribble it from a teaspoon.
      • In minutes, the batter was transformed into a rectangle the size of my head with cavernous divots perfect for piped whipped cream.
      • Place three fishcakes on each plate and pipe a line of mayo down each side.
      • Using a pastry bag fitted with a medium, plain tip, pipe the dough in a spiral into the bottom of six 4-inch non-stick tart molds.
      • Lay the four crêpes on a surface and pipe the maple pastry cream into the center of each.
      • To assemble, place the ladyfinger cookies on a parchment-lined sheet pan and pipe some white chocolate mousse onto each.
      • Even the vanilla buttercream piped onto an otherwise agreeable vanilla cupcake had a grainy, crystallized texture on one of my visits, as if the ratio of butter to sugar had gone astray.
      • Fill the bag with the roux and pipe long sausages of the mixture on to the tray.
      • The Banoffee Pie was a small disc of salty-sweet crumbs, topped with a smidgen of toffee and banana under a voluminous cloud of piped cream.
      • Ice the sides with the chocolate icing, then pipe a decorative border of chocolate icing around the top, encircling the coconut topping.
      • Arrange the pasta squares on a flat work surface and pipe the ricotta filling across the bottom half of the squares.
      • They used lobsters, brandy and cream, piped potatoes into baroque patterns and had a heavy hand with the food colouring.
      • Place half the croissants on a parchment-lined sheet pan and pipe some almond cream in the center and top each with a remaining croissant.
      • Place the mascarpone cheese in a pastry bag fitted with a medium round up and pipe some cheese in the center of each potato slice.
      • To assemble, arrange six amaranth crackers onto a parchment-lined sheet pan and pipe some chocolate cream in the center.
      • Transfer the mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a medium round tip and pipe into 12 flexible plastic dome molds.
      • On a flat surface, pipe red chocolate in stripes and spread into a thin layer with an offset spatula.

    • 3.2Clothing

      a red dress piped with white un vestido rojo ribeteado en blanco
      • This bag sports piped seams and hardware of nickel-plated solid brass for long life and good looks.
      • Cover a school notebook with a sturdy denim cover piped with orange trim.
      • When he struck early on December 27 he was wearing black jeans and a navy hooded top piped with red.
      • I saw a cute little waistcoat in a Burda magazine, done in gingham fabric, piped all around the edges, and on the back was a placket done up with ties.