Plumbing - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈplʌmɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word plumbing
Brit.  |ˈplʌmɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word plumbing
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to plumb

noun

- utility consisting of the pipes and fixtures for the distribution of water or gas in a building and for the disposal of sewage
- the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building) (syn: plumbery)
- measuring the depths of the oceans (syn: bathymetry)

Examples

The house has old plumbing.

We keep having problems with the plumbing.

an old building with no plumbing or electricity

a wide choice of lavatories on sale at plumbing supply stores

a scientist who spent her life plumbing the minds of criminals

The plumber is almost finished plumbing the apartment.

He was slumming it in a cabin without plumbing.

The plumbing in this house is positively medieval!

He did a bang-up job fixing the plumbing.

This book demystifies the male worlds of plumbing and carpentry.

feckless attempts to repair the plumbing

he's in the plumbing game

hard vitreous china used for plumbing fixtures

The mansion was retrofitted with modern plumbing

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