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1. A pipe, tube, or channel for conveying hot air, gas, steam, or smoke, as from a furnace or fireplace to a chimney.
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.
A fishing net.
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]
loose fluffy matter; down
[C16: from Flemish vluwe, from Old French velu shaggy]
(Fishing) a type of fishing net
[Middle English, from Middle Dutch vlūwe]
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.]
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|Noun||1.||flue - flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor|
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 lip|
|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"