grapevine vs pipeline what difference

what is difference between grapevine and pipeline



grape +‎ vine


grapevine (plural grapevine or grapevines)

  1. The plant, a vine of genus Vitis, on which grapes grow.
    Synonym: winetree
  2. A rumor.
  3. An informal person-to-person means of circulating information or gossip.
    Synonyms: jungle drums, bush telegraph, jungle telegraph, mulga wire, rumor mill
    • 1966, Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong (songwriters), “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”:
      I heard it through the grapevine
      Not much longer would you be mine.
  4. (skating) A move in which the feet are alternately placed in front of each other, while both remaining on the ice or ground, incorporating half-turns.
  5. (wrestling) A leglock.

Derived terms



grapevine (third-person singular simple present grapevines, present participle grapevining, simple past and past participle grapevined)

  1. (transitive, wrestling) To restrain in a leglock.



From pipe +‎ line.


  • IPA(key): /ˈpaɪpˌlaɪn/


pipeline (plural pipelines)

  1. A conduit made of pipes used to convey water, gas or petroleum etc.
    An oil pipeline has been opened from the Caspian Sea.
  2. A channel (either physical or logical) by which information is transmitted sequentially (that is, the first information in is the first information out).
    3D images are rendered using the graphics pipeline.
  3. (figuratively) A system or process through which something is conducted.
    A new version of the software is in the pipeline, but has not been rolled out.
    • April 19 2002, Scott Tobias, AV Club Fightville[1]
      The gym’s proprietor, “Crazy” Tim Credeur, heads up the Gladiator Academy, which serves as a pipeline for amateur MMA fighters to move up the ranks, though few of them do.
    • 2012, Olivier Nyirubugara, Surfing the Past: Digital Learners in the History Class (page 257)
      History education has also been considered as a pipeline that connects learners with ‘their roots’, thereby imbuing in them an awareness of their identity.
  4. (surfing) The inside of a wave that a surfer is riding, when the wave has started closing over it.


  • pipe


  • continuous delivery pipeline


  • Japanese: パイプライン (paipurain)


See also

  • queue
  • FIFO


pipeline (third-person singular simple present pipelines, present participle pipelining, simple past and past participle pipelined)

  1. (computing, transitive) To design (a microchip etc.) so that processing takes place in efficient stages, the output of each stage being fed as input to the next.
  2. (transitive) To convey something by a system of pipes
  3. (transitive) To lay a system of pipes through something
  4. (rare, slang, transitive) To connect a tube from ones mouth to ones anus (or the anus of another), in order to force someone to eat feces.



  • pipeline on Wikipedia.Wikipedia



From English


  • IPA(key): /pi.plin/


pipeline m (plural pipelines)

  1. oil pipeline


  • oléoduc

Further reading

  • “pipeline” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).



pipeline m (plural pipelines)

  1. (computing) pipeline (set of data processing elements connected in series)

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