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Meaning of FLUE

Pronunciation:  floo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a conduit to carry off smoke
  2. [n]  organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip
  3. [n]  flat blade-like projection on the arm of an anchor

FLUE is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: flue pipe, fluke, labial pipe
 See Also: anchor, chimney, chimneystack, conduit, ground tackle, lamp chimney, organ pipe, pipe, pipework, projection



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Flue\, n. [Cf. OF. flue a flowing, fr. fluer to flow, fr.
    L. fluere (cf. {Fluent}); a perh. a corruption of E. flute.]
    An inclosed passage way for establishing and directing a
    current of air, gases, etc.; an air passage; esp.:
    (a) A compartment or division of a chimney for conveying
        flame and smoke to the outer air.
    (b) A passage way for conducting a current of fresh, foul, or
        heated air from one place to another.
    (c) (Steam Boiler) A pipe or passage for conveying flame and
        hot gases through surrounding water in a boiler; --
        distinguished from a tube which holds water and is
        surrounded by fire. Small flues are called fire tubes or
        simply tubes.
    {Flue boiler}. See under {Boiler}.
    {Flue bridge}, the separating low wall between the flues and
       the laboratory of a reverberatory furnace.
    {Flue plate} (Steam Boiler), a plate to which the ends of the
       flues are fastened; -- called also {flue sheet}, {tube
       sheet}, and {tube plate}.
    {Flue surface} (Steam Boiler), the aggregate surface of flues
       exposed to flame or the hot gases.
  2. \Flue\, n. [Cf. F. flou light, tender, G. flau weak, W.
    llwch dust. [root]84.]
    Light down, such as rises from cotton, fur, etc.; very fine
    lint or hair. --Dickens.
  3. \Flue\, n.
    In an organ flue pipe, the opening between the lower lip and
    the languet.
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