overflow

(redirected from Overflow pipe)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

overflow

The continuous escape of fluid from a vessel or viscus, as of urine or tears.
References in periodicals archive ?
Firefighters Paul Howard, Dan McConnell and Nick | Lowcock with the duck rescued from an overflow pipe
Ms Grant said: "The overflow pipe that Jacob had become trapped inside was extremely narrow and there is no way he would have been able to get himself out.
But Fluidmaster's new Flush N' Sparkle toilet bowl system works by sending the cleaner directly into the bowl through the overflow pipe. No chemicals enter the tank, which protects the vulnerable parts.
The Inspector observed sewage on the concrete outfall and a discharge was observed flowing from the emergency overflow pipe from the private sewage pumping station that serves the properties to the waterway which then discharges to the bathing water at Ballygally Beach.
During his evidence, Mr Cross said the boiler in the flat had an overflow pipe from which he had seen water and steam dripping.
This won't cause your tank to overflow, because the excess water runs into the overflow pipe. But it will waste a lot of water.
Tenders are invited for Connection and laying 2 nos 15 mm g.i pipe line and 25 mm g.i overflow pipe line from overhead tank to under ground tank for lhs and rhs blocks in training institute of panchayati raj at mashobra craigneno distt shimla hp
I recall one house where the overflow pipe from the tank in the loft was quite long and unsupported.
My wife Maria, who refuses to kill any living creature, thought it was more humane to give it a quick swill down the plughole, in the expectation that it would climb up the overflow pipe and be safe.
The volunteers have put the bund in place to prevent the young birds from entering an overflow pipe - and being sucked to their deaths.
For example, water from a dripping overflow pipe may splash on to a wall, causing gradually increasing amounts of damage.
For example, water from a dripping overflow pipe may splash onto a wall, causing gradually increasing amounts of damage.