Stovepipe
Stovepipe Stove"pipe` (st[=o]v"p[imac]p`), n. Pipe made of sheet iron in length and angular or curved pieces fitting together, -- used to connect a portable stove with a chimney flue. [1913 Webster]

{Stovepipe hat}, A tall silk hat with a brim, worn commonly as an item of formal dress by gentlemen in the late 1800's. [Slang, U.S.] [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • stovepipe — [stōv′pīp΄] n. 1. a metal pipe used to carry off smoke or fumes from a stove, as into a chimney flue ☆ 2. a man s tall silk hat: in full stovepipe hat …   English World dictionary

  • stovepipe — ► NOUN ▪ a pipe taking the smoke and gases from a stove up through a roof or to a chimney …   English terms dictionary

  • Stovepipe — A stovepipe can refer to:* The chimney of a coal or wood burning stove. * A tall top hat with a consistent width. * A firearm malfunction in shooting in which the empty cartridge case jams vertically in the ejection port of the gun instead of… …   Wikipedia

  • stovepipe — /stohv puyp /, n. 1. a pipe, as of sheet metal, serving as a stove chimney or to connect a stove with a chimney flue. 2. See stovepipe hat. [1690 1700; STOVE1 + PIPE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • stovepipe — /ˈstoʊvpaɪp/ (say stohvpuyp) noun 1. a pipe, as of sheet metal, serving as a stove chimney or to connect a stove with a chimney flue. 2. Colloquial → stovepipe hat. {stove1 + pipe1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • stovepipe — noun Date: 1699 1. pipe of large diameter usually of sheet steel used as a stove chimney or to connect a stove with a flue 2. silk hat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stovepipe — noun a) Sheet metal tubing used as a chimney for a stove or furnace. b) A channel for body of information which is compartmentalized in such a manner than some parties which might be interested in its use or be able to utilize it are restricted… …   Wiktionary

  • stovepipe — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. flue, funnel, smokestack; see chimney …   English dictionary for students

  • stovepipe — When the blow back mechanism of an automatic weapon short strokes causing a spent cartridge to get caught between the slide and jettison port; a jammed automatic weapon. I only fired one round and the Berretta knock off stovepiped on me …   Dictionary of american slang

  • stovepipe — When the blow back mechanism of an automatic weapon short strokes causing a spent cartridge to get caught between the slide and jettison port; a jammed automatic weapon. I only fired one round and the Berretta knock off stovepiped on me …   Dictionary of american slang

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