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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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  • Those rosettes—these streamers—that stovepipe—all this blue ribbon.

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
  • He fingered the band on the stovepipe as if he saw it for the first time.

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
  • In the other room, with the stovepipe in the middle of it, was a big couch, and that was to be my bed at night.

    W. A. G.'s Tale Margaret Turnbull
  • The stovepipe was attached to the "air-tight" in the dining room.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "I was just tryin' to help Keziah take down her stovepipe," he explained.

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

    Rural Hygiene Henry N. Ogden
  • "As the only man with a stovepipe hat the job was yours," I retorted.

  • Smoke was curling upward from the stovepipe which protruded above the roof.

    Left on the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • He was toying with a cigar, and wore a monocle and a "stovepipe" hat.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • With the postcard money we bought a drum for the stovepipe, to serve as an oven.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

    Edith Eudora Kohl
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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