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FLUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flue mean? 

FLUE (noun)
  The noun FLUE has 3 senses:

1. flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor
2. organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip
3. a conduit to carry off smoke

  Familiarity information: FLUE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLUE (noun)


Sense 1flue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

flue; fluke

Hypernyms ("flue" is a kind of...):

projection (any structure that branches out from a central support)

Holonyms ("flue" is a part of...):

anchor; ground tackle (a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving)


Sense 2flue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

flue pipe; labial pipe; flue

Hypernyms ("flue" is a kind of...):

organ pipe; pipe; pipework (the flues and stops on a pipe organ)


Sense 3flue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A conduit to carry off smoke

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("flue" is a kind of...):

conduit (a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "flue"):

chimney (a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building)

chimneystack (the part of the chimney that is above the roof; usually has several flues)

chimney; lamp chimney (a glass flue surrounding the wick of an oil lamp)


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