Pipes are a feature.
In software engineering, a pipeline consists of a chain of processing elements (processes, threads, coroutines, functions, etc.), arranged so that the output of each element is the input of the next; the name is by analogy to a physical pipeline.
# R has pipes via a library like dplyr starwars %>% filter(species == "Droid")
"Elixir" |> String.graphemes() |> Enum.frequencies()
[1,2,3] |> (y -> f(3, y))
echo "Hello world" > output.txt