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flue

conduit for smoke, as in a fireplace: Be sure to open the flue before lighting the fire.
Not to be confused with:
flew – past tense of fly: The birds flew south for the winter.
flu – influenza; an acute, commonly epidemic disease characterized by respiratory symptoms and general prostration: The child has the flu.
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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.]
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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
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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.]
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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
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flue

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

flue

[fluː] Nhumero m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

flue

[ˈfluː ˈfluː] n [chimney] → conduit m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

flue

nRauchfang m, → Rauchabzug m; (Mus: of organ, = pipe) → Labialpfeife f; (= opening)Kernspalt m; flue brushStoßbesen m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

flue

[fluː] ncanna fumaria
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Alan Williams, a solicitor for the HSE, said: "An investigation revealed the warm air flue was filled with cavity wall insulation.