Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pipeline”

See all translations

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…
(Definition of pipeline from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pipeline?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “pipeline”

Definitions of “pipeline” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More