fluted

adjective
flut·​ed | \ ˈflü-təd How to pronounce fluted (audio) \

Definition of fluted

: having or marked by grooves

Examples of fluted in a Sentence

The mansion has six fluted columns across the porch.
Recent Examples on the Web And the rifle runs well from the shoulder, though the fluted 22-inch barrel gave it a slightly whippy feel during our off-hand drills. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, "We Tested the Best-Selling Affordable Deer Rifles, Scopes, and Ammo. Here Are Our Top Picks," 6 Nov. 2020 Nonetheless, with its fluted barrel and six-lug Mark V action, the LT weighs just 5 pounds 12 ounces unscoped. John B. Snow, Field & Stream, "10 Modern Classic Deer Hunting Rifles," 1 Oct. 2020 The Scout wears an ambidextrous stock and is available with a fluted stainless-steel or blued barrel, and is topped off with a rail to mount optics. Joseph Albanese, Field & Stream, "The 9 Best Single-Shot Rifles and Shotguns for Any Budget," 14 Aug. 2020 The fluted barrel, besides adding a distinctive look to the gun, helps lesson the overall weight to just under 8 pounds. Savage Arms, Field & Stream, "Savage’s Revolutionary Renegauge," 30 July 2020 Traditionally, Welsh cakes are cut round or round with fluted edges. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Baking Welsh cakes connects me to home and my mom. Here's how our family makes them," 8 May 2020 The home is a fine example of Greek Revival Neoclassical style with a symmetrical façade and large fluted columns. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio walking tours to shake the coronavirus quarantine blues: Monte Vista National Historic District," 30 Mar. 2020 The kitchen is partly hidden by fluted glass and a window shade. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Doma Food and Drinks Opens in the East Village," 4 Feb. 2020 Leo’s version comes in a fluted glass tumbler that showcases its appealingly messy striations, as spoonable as pudding. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Leo Has Its Finger on the Pulse," 31 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of fluted

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Fluted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluted. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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fluted

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of fluted

: decorated with a series of long, rounded lines that are cut into the surface

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