flue

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noun \ ˈflü \

Definition of flue

:an enclosed passageway for directing a current: such 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

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Origin and Etymology of flue

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FLUE Defined for English Language Learners

flue

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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

:an enclosed passage for smoke or air


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