piping Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “piping” in the English Dictionary

"piping" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈpaɪ.pɪŋ/

piping noun (DECORATION)

[C or U] a ​narrowstrip of ​cloth used to ​decorate the ​edges of ​clothes or ​furniture [U] narrowlines of icing (= ​covering made with ​sugar) or ​cream, used to ​decorate a ​cake

piping noun (TUBE)

[U] pipes in ​general or a ​particularsystem of ​pipes
(Definition of piping from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pipingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈpɑɪ·pɪŋ/
a ​foldedstrip of ​cloth, often ​enclosing a ​cord, used to ​decorate the ​edges of ​clothes or ​furniture: Contrasting ​fabric was used for the cushion’s piping.

piping noun [U] (TUBE)

pipes, or a ​system of ​pipes
(Definition of piping from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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