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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

flueflu(n.)

  1. a passage or duct for smoke in a chimney.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. any duct or passage for air, gas, or the like.

    Category: Building Trades, Music and Dance

  3. a tube, esp. a large one, in a fire-tube boiler.

    Category: Building Trades

  4. a narrow slit in the upper end of an organ pipe through which the air current is directed.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of flue:

1555–65; earlier flew, perh. repr. OE flēwsa a flowing, the form flews being taken as pl.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fluke, flue(noun)

    flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor

  2. flue pipe, flue, labial pipe(noun)

    organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip

  3. flue(noun)

    a conduit to carry off smoke

Wiktionary

  1. flue(Noun)

    A pipe or duct that carries gaseous combustion products away from the point of combustion (such as a furnace).

  2. flue(Noun)

    An enclosed passageway in which to direct air or other gaseous current along.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flue(noun)

    an inclosed passage way for establishing and directing a current of air, gases, etc.; an air passage

  2. Flue(noun)

    a compartment or division of a chimney for conveying flame and smoke to the outer air

  3. Flue(noun)

    a passage way for conducting a current of fresh, foul, or heated air from one place to another

  4. Flue(noun)

    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

  5. Flue(noun)

    light down, such as rises from cotton, fur, etc.; very fine lint or hair

Freebase

  1. Flue

    A flue is a duct, pipe, or opening in a chimney for conveying exhaust gases from a fireplace, furnace, water heater, boiler, or generator to the outdoors. Historically the term flue meant the chimney itself. In the United States, they are also known as vents and for boilers as breeching for water heaters and modern furnaces. They usually operate by buoyancy, also known as the stack effect, or the combustion products may be 'induced' via a blower. As combustion products contain carbon monoxide and other dangerous compounds, proper 'draft', and admission of replacement air is imperative. Building codes, and other standards, regulate their materials, design, and installation.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. FLUE

    An escape for hot air. FLUENCY The art of releasing the same.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fly

a type of small winged insect.

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