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plumbing

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈplʌm.ɪŋ/
the water pipes and similar systems in a building: There's something wrong with the plumbing. the work of connecting water and other pipes in a building: We did all the plumbing (work) in our house ourselves.
Translations of “plumbing”
in Korean 배관…
in Arabic سِباكة…
in Portuguese trabalho de encanador…
in Catalan (sistema de) canonades…
in Japanese 配管, 配管設備…
in Italian impianto idraulico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 管道, 水管裝置, 管路系統…
in Russian водопровод…
in Turkish su tesisatı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 管道, 水管装置, 管路系统…
in Polish rury, instalacja wodno-kanalizacyjna…
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