• (British) IPA: /ˈplʌmɪŋ/


  1. The pipes, together with the joints, tanks, stopcocks, taps and other fixtures of a water, gas or sewage system in a house or other building.
  2. The trade or occupation of a plumber.
  3. (informal) A system of vessels or ducts in the human body, especially the genitourinary system.
    My plumbing was playing up, so I had to see the doctor.
  4. (informal, figurative) Practical, concrete work serving to support other work.
    This is not scientific research as such: it's just plumbing.
  5. (countable) A Murasugi sum where each disk summed along has its boundary subdivided into four segments.
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  • French: plomberie
  • German: Klempnerei, Klempnerarbeit
  • Italian: lavoro di idraulico
  • Spanish: fontanería, plomería
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