stovepipe

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noun stove·pipe \ˈstōv-ˌpīp\

Definition of stovepipe

  1. 1 :  pipe of large diameter usually of sheet steel used as a stove chimney or to connect a stove with a flue

  2. 2 :  silk hat

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First Known Use of stovepipe

1699


STOVEPIPE Defined for English Language Learners

stovepipe

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Definition of stovepipe for English Language Learners

  • : a metal pipe used for carrying away smoke from a stove

  • : a very tall silk hat


STOVEPIPE Defined for Kids

stovepipe

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noun stove·pipe \ˈstōv-ˌpīp\

Definition of stovepipe for Students

  1. 1 :  a metal pipe to carry away smoke from a stove

  2. 2 :  a tall silk hat

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