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pipeline

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpaɪplaɪn/
NATURAL RESOURCES a very long large tube, usually underground, used to transport oil, gas, etc. over a long distance: The Alaska pipeline crosses the wilderness in the northern Yukon.pipeline company/operator The gas pipeline operator warned of possible shortages this winter. pipeline network/systempipeline construction/maintenance/operations Recently we have made progress towards improving pipeline maintenance.
in the pipeline a plan, product, etc. that is in the pipeline is being discussed or prepared and will be produced or finished in the future: The CEO told the media there were no further acquisitions in the pipeline.
Translations of “pipeline”
in Chinese (Traditional) (常指鋪設在地下的)管道,管線…
in Russian трубопровод…
in Turkish boru hattı…
in Chinese (Simplified) (常指铺设在地下的)管道,管线…
in Polish rurociąg…
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