stove·​pipe | \ ˈstōv-ˌpīp How to pronounce stovepipe (audio) \

Definition of stovepipe

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

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To make the job more challenging, cover the post in something very slippery like a stainless steel stovepipe or piece of PVC pipe. Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "8 Ways To Keep Squirrels Away From Your Bird Feeders," 20 June 2017 The Taper collection included a beaver fur stovepipe hat that library officials are satisfied that Lincoln wore, though some critics are not convinced there is empirical evidence of an attachment to Honest Abe. Ray Long,, "An Illinois museum may need to auction off Abraham Lincoln memorabilia to pay off loan," 13 May 2018 Buckethead is the super-eclectic, super-prolific and super-eye-catching musician known for, among other things, wearing an inverted KFC chicken bucket on his head as a kind of fast-food stovepipe hat. John Adamian,, "Buckethead To Play The Warehouse," 7 Apr. 2018 Meanwhile, reports from different services and agencies remain largely ignored and unevaluated inside their respective bureaucratic stovepipes. Anchorage Daily News, "The Pentagon isn’t taking UFOs seriously enough," 16 Mar. 2018 Thousands of caps, including ones like the stovepipe hat Abraham Lincoln wore, are piled high in boxes along the walls. Jan Ransom, New York Times, "Wardrobe Stylist to the Stars Needs New Home for Her Vintage Garb," 4 Feb. 2018 Can mega-retro Honest Abe stovepipe hats be far behind? Joe Queenan, WSJ, "Next in Men’s Fashion: Ugly Is Beautiful," 26 Oct. 2017 The Cavs really have no one else who can do that better the man with the stovepipe hair. Carl Steward, The Mercury News, "Sizing up the final chapter of ‘The Trilogy:’ A Warriors-Cavs matchup breakdown," 1 June 2017 The Leprechaun Leap 5K, coinciding with St. Patrick’s Day, metamorphosed into the Inaugural Tustin Hangar Half Marathon and 5K. And the logo matured to sleek silhouettes of runners, replacing the cute little sprite in a stovepipe hat. Susan Christian Goulding, Orange County Register, "Sorry, little guy! Tustin race ditches the leprechaun – but draws 4,000 runners," 13 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of stovepipe

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of stovepipe

: a metal pipe used for carrying away smoke from a stove
: a very tall silk hat


stove·​pipe | \ ˈstōv-ˌpīp How to pronounce stovepipe (audio) \

Kids Definition of stovepipe

1 : a metal pipe to carry away smoke from a stove
2 : a tall silk hat

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