Definition of pipestem in English:

pipestem

noun

  • 1The stem of a tobacco pipe.

  • 2Originally US (chiefly humorous). A thin leg or arm.

  • 3US. A white-flowered Californian clematis, Clematis lasiantha.

  • 4United States regional. A white-flowered clematis of the western United States and Canada, Clematis ligusticifolia (the western white clematis).

adjective

  • 1Originally US. Of an arm or leg: extremely thin.

  • 2US. Of trousers: tight-fitting, straight.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From pipe + stem.

Pronunciation

pipestem

/ˈpʌɪpstɛm/