Meaning of “flue” in the English Dictionary


"flue" in English

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fluenoun [ C ]

uk /fluː/ us /fluː/

Examples from literature

  • Beneath it were pipes or flues connected with other pipes which ran beneath the whole house. 
  • Instead of a single common flue, they advocate separate ones for each fireplace. 
  • The chimney flue must have an enormous supply of air, and it simply draws it from the most easily accessible places. 
  • The flues or chimneys are in the sides of the furnace. 
  • The smoke and flame pass among the tubes up through flues. 

(Definition of “flue” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flue" in American English

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fluenoun [ C ]

us /flu/

a pipe that leads from a fire, stove, or heating device to the outside of a building, taking smoke, gases, or hot air away

(Definition of “flue” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)