Definition of pipeman in US English:

pipeman

noun

  • 1A firefighter who operates a hose.

  • 2Any worker involved in the laying, maintenance, or use of pipes; (Mining) the operator of a hose for washing away dirt, waste material, etc.

  • 3A habitual smoker of a pipe.

  • 4Among North American Indians: a pipe bearer. Now rare.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From pipe + man.

Pronunciation

pipeman

/ˈpʌɪpman/