an organ pipe having a flue.
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Origin of flue pipe
First recorded in 1850–55
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an organ pipe or tubular instrument of the flute family whose sound is produced by the passage of air across a sharp-edged fissure in the side. This sets in motion a vibrating air column within the pipe or instrument
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