flue

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noun \ˈflü\

Definition of flue

  1. :  an enclosed passageway for directing a current: such asa :  a channel in a chimney for conveying flame and smoke to the outer airb :  a pipe for conveying flame and hot gases around or through water in a steam boilerc :  an air channel leading to the lip of a wind instrumentd :  flue pipe

Origin and Etymology of flue

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1582


FLUE Defined for English Language Learners

flue

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noun \ˈflü\

Definition of flue for English Language Learners

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


FLUE Defined for Kids

flue

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noun \ˈflü\

Definition of flue for Students

  1. :  an enclosed passage for smoke or air



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