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 for Return pipe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Return \Re*turn"\, n.
     1. The act of returning (intransitive), or coming back to the
        same place or condition; as, the return of one long
        absent; the return of health; the return of the seasons,
        or of an anniversary.
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              At the return of the year the king of Syria will
              come up against thee.                 --1 Kings xx.
                                                    22.
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              His personal return was most required and necessary.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. The act of returning (transitive), or sending back to the
        same place or condition; restitution; repayment; requital;
        retribution; as, the return of anything borrowed, as a
        book or money; a good return in tennis.
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              You made my liberty your late request:
              Is no return due from a grateful breast? --Dryden.
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     3. That which is returned. Specifically:
        (a) A payment; a remittance; a requital.
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                  I do expect return
                  Of thrice three times the value of this bond.
                                                    --Shak.
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        (b) An answer; as, a return to one's question.
        (c) An account, or formal report, of an action performed,
            of a duty discharged, of facts or statistics, and the
            like; as, election returns; a return of the amount of
            goods produced or sold; especially, in the plural, a
            set of tabulated statistics prepared for general
            information.
        (d) The profit on, or advantage received from, labor, or
            an investment, undertaking, adventure, etc.
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                  The fruit from many days of recreation is very
                  little; but from these few hours we spend in
                  prayer, the return is great.      --Jer. Taylor.
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     4. (Arch.) The continuation in a different direction, most
        often at a right angle, of a building, face of a building,
        or any member, as a molding or mold; -- applied to the
        shorter in contradistinction to the longer; thus, a facade
        of sixty feet east and west has a return of twenty feet
        north and south.
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     5. (Law)
        (a) The rendering back or delivery of writ, precept, or
            execution, to the proper officer or court.
        (b) The certificate of an officer stating what he has done
            in execution of a writ, precept, etc., indorsed on the
            document.
        (c) The sending back of a commission with the certificate
            of the commissioners.
        (d) A day in bank. See Return day, below. --Blackstone.
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     6. (Mil. & Naval) An official account, report, or statement,
        rendered to the commander or other superior officer; as,
        the return of men fit for duty; the return of the number
        of the sick; the return of provisions, etc.
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     7. pl. (Fort. & Mining) The turnings and windings of a trench
        or mine.
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     Return ball, a ball held by an elastic string so that it
        returns to the hand from which it is thrown, -- used as a
        plaything.
  
     Return bend, a pipe fitting for connecting the contiguous
        ends of two nearly parallel pipes lying alongside or one
        above another.
  
     Return day (Law), the day when the defendant is to appear
        in court, and the sheriff is to return the writ and his
        proceedings.
  
     Return flue, in a steam boiler, a flue which conducts flame
        or gases of combustion in a direction contrary to their
        previous movement in another flue.
  
     Return pipe (Steam Heating), a pipe by which water of
        condensation from a heater or radiator is conveyed back
        toward the boiler.
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