from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pipe, tube, or channel for conveying hot air, gas, steam, or smoke, as from a furnace or fireplace to a chimney.
- n. Music 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.
- n. Music The lipped opening in such a pipe.
- n. A fishing net.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pipe or duct that carries gaseous combustion products away from the point of combustion (such as a furnace).
- n. An enclosed passageway in which to direct air or other gaseous current along.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An inclosed passage way for establishing and directing a current of air, gases, etc.; an air passage.
- n. A compartment or division of a chimney for conveying flame and smoke to the outer air.
- n. A passage way for conducting a current of fresh, foul, or heated air from one place to another.
- n. A pipe or passage for conveying flame and hot gases through surrounding water in a boiler; -- distinguished from a tube which holds water and is surrounded by fire. Small flues are called fire tubes or simply tubes.
- n. In an organ flue pipe, the opening between the lower lip and the languet.
- n. Light down, such as rises from cotton, fur, etc.; very fine lint or hair.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A duct for the conveyance of air, smoke, heat, or gases.
- n. A pipe or tube for conveying heat to water in certain kinds of steam-boilers.
- n. A passage in a wall for the purpose of conducting heated air from one part of a building to another.
- n. [See etym.] The winding hollow of a sea-shell.
- n. In organ-building, a flute-pipe as distinguished from a mouth-pipe or reed-pipe.
- n. The coping of a gable or end-wall of a house, etc.
- To expand or splay, as the jambs of a window.
- n. Down or nap; waste downy matter, abounding in spinneries, lint-factories, etc.; downy refuse; fine hair, feathers, flocks of cotton, etc., that cling to clothes.
- n. In whaling, the fluke or barb of a harpoon.
- n. A money of account of Morocco, of the value of one twenty-fifth of an English penny, or one thirteenth of a cent.
- n. Influenza.
- n. A fishing-net, stationary or used as a drag-net.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor
- n. organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip
- n. a conduit to carry off smoke
Middle English, from Middle Dutch vlūwe; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)