Definition of pipeline noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpaɪplaɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpaɪplaɪn//
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  • a series of pipes that are usually underground and are used for carrying oil, gas, etc. over long distances
  • Extra examples The pipeline links the refinery with the port. The pipeline runs through central Mozambique. The pipeline supplies Jordan with 15 per cent of its crude oil. a pipeline across the desert the construction of a gas pipeline through Morocco There are plans to lay a gas pipeline through the region.Idioms something that is in the pipeline is being discussed, planned or prepared and will happen or exist soon Important new laws are already in the pipeline.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pipeline