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flue 1

 (flo͞o)
n.
1. A pipe, tube, or channel for conveying hot air, gas, steam, or smoke, as from a furnace or fireplace to a chimney.
2. Music
a. An organ pipe sounded by means of a current of air striking a lip in the side of the pipe and causing the air within to vibrate. Also called labial.
b. The lipped opening in such a pipe.

[Origin unknown.]

flue 2

 (flo͞o)
n.
A fishing net.

[Middle English, from Middle Dutch vlūwe; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.]

flue

(fluː)
n
1. (Building) a shaft, tube, or pipe, esp as used in a chimney, to carry off smoke, gas, etc
2. (Instruments) music the passage in an organ pipe or flute within which a vibrating air column is set up. See also flue pipe
[C16: of unknown origin]

flue

(fluː)
n
loose fluffy matter; down
[C16: from Flemish vluwe, from Old French velu shaggy]

flue

(fluː) or

flew

n
(Fishing) a type of fishing net
[Middle English, from Middle Dutch vlūwe]

flue

(fluː)
n
another word for fluke11, fluke13
flued adj

flue

(flu)

n.
1. a passage or duct for smoke in a chimney.
2. any duct or passage for air, gas, or the like.
3. a tube, esp. a large one, in a fire-tube boiler.
4. a narrow slit in the upper end of an organ pipe through which the air current is directed.
[1555–65; earlier flew, perhaps representing Old English flēwsa a flowing, the form flews being taken as pl.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flue - flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor
anchor, ground tackle - a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
projection - any structure that branches out from a central support
2.flue - organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lipflue - organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip
organ pipe, pipework, pipe - the flues and stops on a pipe organ
3.flue - a conduit to carry off smoke
chimney - a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building
chimneystack - the part of the chimney that is above the roof; usually has several flues
conduit - a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass; "the computers were connected through a system of conduits"
lamp chimney, chimney - a glass flue surrounding the wick of an oil lamp

flue

noun chimney, channel, passage, shaft, vent, conduit, duct cooking smells are vented through the flue
Translations

flue

[fluː] Nhumero m

flue

[ˈfluː ˈfluː] n [chimney] → conduit m

flue

nRauchfang m, → Rauchabzug m; (Mus: of organ, = pipe) → Labialpfeife f; (= opening)Kernspalt m; flue brushStoßbesen m

flue

[fluː] ncanna fumaria
References in classic literature ?
Perchance, amid their proper element of smoke, which eddied forth from the ill-constructed chimney, the ghosts of departed cook-maids looked wonderingly on, or peeped down the great breadth of the flue, despising the simplicity of the projected meal, yet ineffectually pining to thrust their shadowy hands into each inchoate dish.
On this solid basis, Tabitha would rear a lighter structure, composed of the splinters of door panels, ornamented mouldings, and such quick combustibles, which caught like straw, and threw a brilliant blaze high up the spacious flue, making its sooty sides visible almost to the chimney-top.
Thus the whole house might be said to have dissolved in smoke, and flown up among the clouds, through the great black flue of the kitchen chimney.
These brushes were passed up and down every flue in the house.
She goes in for lectures and improving her mind, and all the time a thick layer of flue under the beds, and the maid's dirty thumb-marks where you turn on the electric light.
Dirty finger-prints were on the hall-windows, flue and rubbish on its unwashed boards.
But that darkness was licked up by the fierce flames, which at intervals forked forth from the sooty flues, and illuminated every lofty rope in the rigging, as with the famed Greek fire.
The presence of sulphur dioxide in flue gas in the convective gas passes is typical for the PF technology.
Barbara Carney, who is NETL manager for the EERC project, says commercial desiccation units operate in a manner similar to flue gas desulfurization units.
With funding from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Illinois Office of Solid Waste Research, they sought materials that could remove mercury from combustion flue gases.