/ (ˈstəʊvˌpaɪps) /

pl n
  1. informal tight trousers with narrow legs

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How to use stovepipes in a sentence

  • When I was in the military, we called the problem “inter-operability” or “stovepipes.”

    Terror Deja Vu | Ken Allard | December 28, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The lesson: Defeat stovepipes first and you can defeat the Taliban later.

    Terror Deja Vu | Ken Allard | December 28, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Snug, too, they looked, with smoke coming out of stovepipes that ran through the roofs of several of them.

    The Hosts of the Air | Joseph A. Altsheler
  • And there was no movement, no sound, no sign of life except the hot air rising from the mess kitchen stovepipes.

    Operation Terror | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Keep them in covered boxes or dishes, away from the heat of stoves and stovepipes and out of the reach of rats and mice.

    The Silent Readers | William D. Lewis
  • We awake betimes to the rattle of the scrubbing brush and the sharp overthrow of stovepipes.

  • He didn't hammer stovepipes and carry kitchen-boxes and cut fire-wood, you know.