from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Architecture A decorative motif consisting of a series of uniform, usually vertical flutes, as those incised in the surface of a column.
- n. The act of incising or making grooves.
- n. The grooves formed by narrow pleats in cloth, as in a ruffle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of flute.
- n. A decoration consisting of parallel, normally vertical, flutes (grooves) incised into the surface
- n. The act of making such grooves
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Decoration by means of flutes or channels; a flute, or flutes collectively
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of playing on the flute, or the sound made by such playing; a flute-like sound.
- n. The act of forming a groove or furrow.
- n. A groove or furrow; fluted work; a flute: as, the flutings of a column, or of a woman's ruffle.
- n. One of the longitudinal channels in a screw-tap by which a cutting edge is given to the thread.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column)
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