from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The part of a prepared hookah which contains the tobacco and fire, used by itself by poor people who cannot afford the luxury of a hookah. Fallon. Also chilam.

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  • noun A conical pipe used for smoking marijuana, usually made of fired clay, porcelain, soapstone, glass or more rarely, wood and 100-150 mm long and 25-35 mm wide at the mouth.


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Hindi चिलम (chilām), from Persian چلم (chilam). Rastafarian.


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  • He could not think of moving till his baggage was cleared, or of travelling until he could do so with his chillum.

    - Thackeray, Vanity Fair, ch. 58

    December 3, 2008

  • "The Buddhist knelt and prayed angrily, while I shared a chillum with a crusty sadhu."

    Psychogeography by Will Self, p 85

    October 13, 2010