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A collection of tubes

A hose is a hollow tube designed to carry fluids from one location to another. Hoses are also sometimes called pipes (the word pipe usually refers to a rigid tube, whereas a hose is usually a flexible one), or more generally tubing. The shape of a hose is usually cylindrical (having a circular cross section).

Hose design is based on a combination of application and performance. Common factors are Size, Pressure Rating, Weight, Length, Straight hose or Coilhose and Chemical Compatabiltiy.

Hoses are made from one or a combination of many different materials. Applications mostly use nylon, polyurethane, polyethylene, PVC, or synthetic or natural rubbers, based on the environment and pressure rating needed. In recent years, hoses can also be manufactured from special grades of polyethylene (LDPE and especially LLDPE). Other hose materials include PTFE (Teflon), stainless steel and other metals.


Reinforced rubber hose

To achieve a better pressure resistance hoses can be reinforced with fibers or steel cord. Commonly used reinforcement methods are braiding, spiralling, knitting and wrapping of fabric plies. The reinfocement increases the pressure resistance but also the stiffness. To obtain flexibility corrugations or bellows are used. Usually circumferantial or helical reinforcement rings are applied to maintain these corrugated or bellowed structures under internal pressure.


Hoses can be used in water or other liquid environments or to convey air or other gases. Hoses are used to carry fluids through air or fluid environments, and they are typically used with clamps, spigots, flanges, and nozzles to control fluid flow.

Specific applications include the following:


See also

For other uses, see hose.

HOSE (aka H.O.S.E or S.H.O.E.) is a term used for playing a mixed game of poker consisting of four different poker games. H stands for Hold'em, O for Omaha Eight or Better, S for 7 Card Stud and E for 7 Card Stud Eight or Better. This form of poker is most common at higher limit casino tables and is popular since it requires players to be skilled at many different forms of poker to succeed.

HORSE is a similar variant containing Razz.

1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

HOSE (a word common to many Teutonic languages; cf. Dutch, hoos, stocking, Ger. Hose, breeches, tights; the ultimate origin is unknown), the name of an article of dress, used as a covering for the leg and foot. The word has been used for various forms of a long stocking covering both the foot and leg (see Hosiery), and this is the usual modern sense. But it also formerly meant a kind of gaiter covering the leg from the knee to the ankle only, of the long tight covering for the whole of the lower limbs, and later of the short puffed or slashed breeches worn with the doublet - at this period, from the early part of the 16th century onwards, comes the distinction between the "hose" or "trunk hose" and the stocking (see Costume). The term is applied to certain objects resembling such a covering, as in its application to flexible rubber or canvas piping used for conveying water (see Hosepipe), and in botany, to the "sheath" covering, e.g. the ear of corn. The term "hose-inhose" is thus used in botany for a flower in which the corolla has become doubled, as though a second were inserted in the throat of the first; it occurs sometimes in the primrose.

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Hose f. (genitive Hose, plural Hosen)

  1. trousers

Derived terms

Bible wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

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(Dan. 3:21), a tunic or undergarment.

This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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Simple English

A hose is a tube made to take fluids from one place to another. Hoses are also called tube or pipes. The shape of a hose is usually cylindrical.

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