Definition of U-bend in English:

U-bend

noun

  • A section of a pipe, in particular of a waste pipe, shaped like a U.

    • ‘York plumber Baz Fowler nearly went round the U-bend after giving up a day's work and waiting two and three quarter hours at York District Hospital.’
    • ‘This is not a U-bend,’ announces Richard Nissen, plumber and evangelist.’
    • ‘It's a clever and convincing argument but with one immovable blockage lodged firmly in the U-bend, water provided by the local utility is cleansed and service provider connectivity is not.’
    • ‘It can't go down to pass through a U-bend in the hose.’
    • ‘The microelectrodes were calibrated as described previously using a modified glass funnel that incorporated a U-bend.’

Pronunciation:

U-bend

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