Definitions for narghileˈnɑr gə li, -ˌleɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
nar•ghi•leˈnɑr gə li, -ˌleɪ(n.)(pl.)-les or -lehs.
a tobacco pipe in which the smoke is drawn through water before reaching the lips; hookah.
Origin of narghile:
1830–40; < Turkish nargile < Pers nārgīleh, der. of nārgīl coconut, from which the bowl was formerly made
hookah, narghile, nargileh, sheesha, shisha, chicha, calean, kalian, water pipe, hubble-bubble, hubbly-bubbly(noun)
an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water
"a bipolar world with the hookah and Turkish coffee versus hamburgers and Coca Cola"
A large Oriental tobacco pipe wherein the smoke is drawn through water to filter and cool it.