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flue Explained

flue at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


flue at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"smoke channel in a chimney," 1582, perhaps related to 15c. word meaning "mouthpiece of a hunting horn," or perhaps from O.E. flowan "to flow," and/or O.Fr. fluie "stream." ///

flue at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] a metal pipe or tube that lets smoke or heat from a fire out of a building//

flue at Danish => English Of Explained:

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flue at Danish => English Of Explained:

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flue at Norwegian => English Of Explained:

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flue at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

72 Moby Thesaurus words for "flue":
air, blubber, breeze, bubble, butter, chaff, chimney,
chimney corner, chip, clay, cobweb, cork, cushion, dough, down,
dust, eiderdown, ether, fairy, feather, feather bed, feathers,
fender, fire screen, fireboard, fireguard, fireplace, fireside,
fleece, floss, flue pipe, fluff, foam, froth, fumarole, funnel,
fur, fuzz, gossamer, hearth, hearthstone, hob, hub, ingle,
inglenook, ingleside, kapok, lint, mote, pile, pillow, plush,
pudding, puff, putty, rubber, satin, silk, smokehole, smokeshaft,
smokestack, sponge, spume, stack, stovepipe, straw, swansdown,
thistledown, velvet, wax, wool, zephyr

flue at Danish => English Of Explained:


flue at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

a pipe or tube that takes smoke, gas or hot air away from a fire, a HEATER or an oven:
a blocked chimney flue

Flue at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Flue \Flue\, n.
In an organ flue pipe, the opening between the lower lip and
the languet.

Flue \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.

Flue \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.

flue at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: flat blade-like projection on the arm of an anchor [syn: {fluke}]
2: organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the
sharp edge of a fissure or lip [syn: {flue pipe}, {labial
3: a conduit to carry off smoke

flue at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: IPA » /fluː/
  • Inter: rhymes » uː
  • Inter: homophones » flew|flu


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A pipe or duct that carries gaseous combustion products away from the point of combustion (such as a furnace).
    1. An enclosed passageway in which to direct air or other gaseous current along.

      Related terms

      * flue gas

  • open flue
  • balanced flue


    Inter: trans-top » pipe that carries gaseous combustion products away from their origin
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|røgrør|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|savukanava
  • German: Abzug {{m}}, Dunstabzug {{m}}, Rauchabzug {{m}}

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|canna fumaria|f, Inter: t- » it|tubo di scarico, Inter: t+ » it|condotta|f, Inter: t+ » it|scarico|m
    • Russian: дымоход (dymoχód) {{m}}, жаровая труба (žarovája trubá) {{f}}

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » enclosed passageway for a gas
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kanava, Inter: t+ » fi|putki

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktran » s
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: conduit {{m}}


      * fuel
    • fule



    From Inter: etyl » non|da Inter: term » fluga|lang=non.


    * Inter: IPA » /fluːə/|ˈfluːə|ˈfluːu|lang=da


    Inter: da-noun » n|r
  • fly


    Inter: da-noun-infl » n|r

  • Esperanto


    Inter: eo-ad » v
  • fluently

  • Latin


    Inter: la-verb-form » flue
  • Inter: conjugation of » fluo|fluō|2|s|pres|act|imp|lang=la

  • Translation: de » flue
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