Meaning of peace pipe in English:

peace pipe

Pronunciation /ˈpiːs pʌɪp/


  • A tobacco pipe traditionally offered and smoked as a token of peace among some North American Indian peoples.

    ‘on his wall hangs a peace pipe he bought in the Innu settlement next to his hometown’
    • ‘it seems the two have smoked the peace pipe’
    • ‘After a full afternoon, they sit down for supper, but realize that they must smoke a peace pipe to end their Indian battles.’
    • ‘The two arch-rivals have been trying to smoke the peace pipe ever since Jamali seized the initiative and spoke to his Indian counterpart earlier this week.’
    • ‘Above the clasped hands are a peace pipe and a tomahawk.’
    • ‘They shared the sacred peace pipe with Gurudeva and gave him a sacred drum.’
    • ‘No, in your world everything can be solved with a peace pipe and a handshake.’