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[stohv-pahyp] /ˈstoʊvˌpaɪp/
a pipe, as of sheet metal, serving as a stove chimney or to connect a stove with a chimney flue.
Origin of stovepipe
First recorded in 1690-1700; stove1 + pipe1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • On a corner they saw a group of the stovepipe Gang loafing, immaculate.

    The Trimmed Lamp O. Henry
  • He was toying with a cigar, and wore a monocle and a "stovepipe" hat.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • It is no broader than a stovepipe, and is about as long as a man's arm.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Smoke was curling from the stovepipe, but no other sign of life could be detected.

    The Eagle's Heart Hamlin Garland
  • To his astonishment, Athos found that, the stovepipe being broken, he could hear all that was passing in the room above.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol III Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  • "I was just tryin' to help Keziah take down her stovepipe," he explained.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The stovepipe was attached to the "air-tight" in the dining room.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The stovepipe also went through the bath-room and helped to provide warmth.

    Rural Hygiene Henry N. Ogden
  • An' Arthur wore a stovepipe hat an' Guinevere wore a white dress, an' she had white feathers in her crown.

    New Faces Myra Kelly
  • "As the only man with a stovepipe hat the job was yours," I retorted.

British Dictionary definitions for stovepipe


a pipe that serves as a flue to a stove
Also called stovepipe hat. a man's tall silk hat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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