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stovepipe

[stohv-pahyp] /ˈstoʊvˌpaɪp/
noun
1.
a pipe, as of sheet metal, serving as a stove chimney or to connect a stove with a chimney flue.
Origin of stovepipe
1690-1700
1690-1700; stove1 + pipe1
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Examples from the Web for stovepipes
Contemporary Examples
  • When I was in the military, we called the problem “inter-operability” or “stovepipes.”

    Terror Deja Vu Ken Allard December 27, 2009
Historical Examples
  • The older daughter, Anna, and the two big boys slept upstairs, where the rooms were theoretically warmed by stovepipes from below.

    Song of the Lark Willa Cather
  • It is not mist at all; it is merely the smoke from the stovepipes.

  • Keep them in covered boxes or dishes, away from the heat of stoves and stovepipes and out of the reach of rats and mice.

    The Silent Readers William D. Lewis
  • Snug, too, they looked, with smoke coming out of stovepipes that ran through the roofs of several of them.

    The Hosts of the Air Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Yesterday I had to change the stove and stovepipes because it smoked so bad that it almost smoked us out.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill
  • People are on the boats: men lounging, women in sun-bonnets, children, stovepipes with streaming smoke.

    Complete Prose Works Walt Whitman
  • But off exhibition the "stovepipes" were not mere street corner ornaments addicted to posing and manicuring.

    The Trimmed Lamp O. Henry
  • We awake betimes to the rattle of the scrubbing brush and the sharp overthrow of stovepipes.

British Dictionary definitions for stovepipes

stovepipes

/ˈstəʊvˌpaɪps/
plural noun
1.
(informal) tight trousers with narrow legs

stovepipe

/ˈstəʊvˌpaɪp/
noun
1.
a pipe that serves as a flue to a stove
2.
Also called stovepipe hat. a man's tall silk hat
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