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1. A pipe, usually of thin sheet metal, used to conduct smoke or fumes from a stove into a chimney flue.
2. A very tall hat with a flat crown and narrow brim, traditionally made of silk.
3. Informal A pathway for transmitting information higher in a hierarchy while bypassing intervening levels that remain uninformed about this information.
tr.v. stove·piped, stove·pip·ing, stove·pipes Informal
To transmit (information) up in a hierarchy by means of a stovepipe.
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Noun1.stovepiping - retrieval of information from unconnected databases; the situation that exists when it is necessary to climb out of one database in order to climb down into another; sometimes used for protection against wandering hackers
retrieval - (computer science) the operation of accessing information from the computer's memory
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I've put 115- and 124-grain ammo through it--both factory and handloads--and have had zero problems regarding failure to feed, failure to eject or stovepiping. I've let a number of others try it, and all agree it's a great gun to shoot.
A customer brought in a Walther PPK/S .380 that he said was jamming and stovepiping. When fired I found that the extractor seemed to be releasing the spent case early.
That has proven extremely difficult, due in large part to organizational stovepiping. In the example shown in Figure 1, each organizational component typically has its own data and applications, and, in the case of many large organizations, its own IT infrastructure.