flut·​ing | \ ˈflü-tiŋ How to pronounce fluting (audio) \

Definition of fluting

1 : a series of flutes the fluting of a column
2 : fluted material

Examples of fluting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Honoré, personally, parietal art includes paintings and engravings made on rock, but would exclude markings like finger fluting or the Quesang prints, and some other archaeologists hold the same view. Nicoletta Lanese, Scientific American, 21 Sep. 2021 It’s even easier than pie; there’s no tricky top crust or fancy fluting to fuss over. Beth Segal, cleveland, 17 Sep. 2021 Design features like wood fluting and neutral tones add a calmness to the space. Emma Reynolds, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 New seats feature Alcantara elements, fluting and contrast stitching. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 25 May 2021 Designs by architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe can be seen today in some of the Capitol building’s most elaborate carvings, such as the fluting on interior columns to resemble cornstalks. Washington Post, 2 Apr. 2021 Black Oxide helps avoid corrosion and reduce friction between the bit and the material being drilled, and also assists in moving cut material up through the bit’s fluting. Popular Science, 1 Mar. 2021 Other weight savings are achieved by use of a slender-contour, 20-inch barrel along with aggressive spiral fluting of the bolt and machined flats and recesses in the sides of the action, which is pillar-bedded to the stock. Mike Dickerson, Field & Stream, 18 Feb. 2021 Extra weight from a muzzle brake might help there, but if Mossberg skipped the fluting, that would certainly improve its handling as well. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, 6 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of fluting

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fluting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluting. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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