flue


noun

  1. a passage or duct for smoke in a chimney.
  2. any duct or passage for air, gas, or the like.
  3. a tube, especially a large one, in a fire-tube boiler.
  4. Music.
    1. flue pipe.
    2. Also called windway.a narrow slit in the upper end of an organ pipe through which the air current is directed.

noun

  1. downy matter; fluff.

noun

  1. a fishing net.

noun

  1. a shaft, tube, or pipe, esp as used in a chimney, to carry off smoke, gas, etc
  2. music the passage in an organ pipe or flute within which a vibrating air column is set upSee also flue pipe

noun

  1. loose fluffy matter; down

noun

  1. a type of fishing net

noun

  1. another word for fluke 1 (def. 1), fluke 1
n.

“smoke channel in a chimney,” 1580s, perhaps related to 15c. word meaning “mouthpiece of a hunting horn,” or perhaps from Old English flowan “to flow,” and/or Old French fluie “stream.”

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