Purves flue

noun

Pur·​ves flue
variants or Purves tube
ˈpərvə̇s-
: a boiler flue with thickened transverse ribs or corrugations rather widely spaced

Word History

Etymology

after Purves, 19th century English engineer, its inventor

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“Purves flue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Purves%20flue. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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