Definition of peace pipe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


peace pipe

BrE BrE//ˈpiːs paɪp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpiːs paɪp//
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a tobacco pipe offered and smoked as a symbol of peace by Native Americans Culture The pipe was decorated and was respected as a symbol of its owner's power. To 'smoke the peace pipe' is a phrase used in American English meaning to end a dispute or argument
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: peace pipe