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flue

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noun \ˈflü\

Simple Definition of flue

  • : a channel or pipe in a chimney for carrying flame and smoke to the outer air

Full Definition of flue

  1. :  an enclosed passageway for directing a current: as a :  a channel in a chimney for conveying flame and smoke to the outer air b :  a pipe for conveying flame and hot gases around or through water in a steam boiler c :  an air channel leading to the lip of a wind instrument d :  flue pipe

Origin of flue

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1582


FLUE Defined for Kids

flue

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noun \ˈflü\

Definition of flue

  1. :  an enclosed passage for smoke or air





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