Definitions for pipe cleaner

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word pipe cleaner

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pipe′ clean`er(n.)

  1. a short length of twisted flexible wires covered with tufted fabric, used to clean the stem of a smoker's pipe and for various handicrafts.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of pipe cleaner:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. pipe cleaner(noun)

    cleaning implement consisting of a flexible tufted wire that is used to clean a pipe stem


  1. pipe cleaner(Noun)

    A piece of flexible wire in which tufted fabric is twisted and which is used to clean out the stem of a tobacco pipe or other narrow tube.


  1. Pipe cleaner

    A pipe cleaner or chenille stem is a type of brush originally intended for removing moisture and residue from smoking pipes. Besides cleaning pipes, they can be used for any application that calls for cleaning out small bores or tight places. Special pipe cleaners are manufactured specifically for cleaning out medical apparatus and for engineering applications. They are popular for winding around bottle necks to catch drips, bundling things together, colour-coding, and applying paints, oils, solvents, greases, and similar substances.


Find a translation for the pipe cleaner definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these pipe cleaner definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"pipe cleaner." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 20 Dec. 2014. < cleaner>.

Are we missing a good definition for pipe cleaner?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for pipe cleaner: