A drain is a channel, conduit, or pipe designed to carry away or channel superflous liquids for disposal or reclamation. A drain assembly is one or more components of a larger mechanism that facilitates as a drain. A drain assembly component may be a pipe, stopper, pan, basket, valve, filter, plug, hose etc. A hose is a flexible 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).