flews

[ flooz ]
/ fluz /
|

plural noun

the large, pendulous sides of the upper lip of certain dogs, as bloodhounds.

Origin of flews

First recorded in 1565–75; origin uncertain

Definition for flews (2 of 3)

flew

2
[ floo ]
/ flu /

noun

Definition for flews (3 of 3)

flue

3

or flew

[ floo ]
/ flu /

noun

a fishing net.

Origin of flue

3
1350–1400; Middle English flowe; compare Middle Dutch vluwe fishing net
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Examples from the Web for flews

  • Then Finn turned to his mate and affectionately licked her low-hanging ears, flews, and dewlap.

    Jan|A. J. Dawson
  • The brows are prominent; the flews very long—sometimes a couple of inches—and the nostrils large and well dilated.

    Sporting Dogs|Frank Townend Barton
  • At the end of spring the diggers flock back out of the Desert and exchange chaff and flews in the gorgeous verandahs.

  • Yesterday I'd ben willin to bet a 20-cent seegar that my gal, Maria, would 'er lep cross one of the flews of Haydies for me.

    The Bad Boy At Home|Walter T. Gray

British Dictionary definitions for flews (1 of 7)

flews

/ (fluːz) /

pl n

the fleshy hanging upper lip of a bloodhound or similar dog

Word Origin for flews

C16: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for flews (2 of 7)

flew

1
/ (fluː) /

verb

the past tense of fly 1

British Dictionary definitions for flews (3 of 7)

flew

2
/ (fluː) /

noun

a variant spelling of flue 3

British Dictionary definitions for flews (4 of 7)

flue

1
/ (fluː) /

noun

a shaft, tube, or pipe, esp as used in a chimney, to carry off smoke, gas, etc
music the passage in an organ pipe or flute within which a vibrating air column is set upSee also flue pipe

Word Origin for flue

C16: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for flews (5 of 7)

flue

2
/ (fluː) /

noun

loose fluffy matter; down

Word Origin for flue

C16: from Flemish vluwe, from Old French velu shaggy

British Dictionary definitions for flews (6 of 7)

flue

3

flew

/ (fluː) /

noun

a type of fishing net

Word Origin for flue

Middle English, from Middle Dutch vlūwe

British Dictionary definitions for flews (7 of 7)

flue

4
/ (fluː) /

noun

another word for fluke 1 (def. 1), fluke 1
Derived Formsflued, adjective
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