Flute pipe
Flute Flute, n. [OE. floute, floite, fr. OF. fla["u]te, flahute, flahuste, F. fl?te; cf. LL. flauta, D. fluit. See {Flute}, v. i.] 1. A musical wind instrument, consisting of a hollow cylinder or pipe, with holes along its length, stopped by the fingers or by keys which are opened by the fingers. The modern flute is closed at the upper end, and blown with the mouth at a lateral hole. [1913 Webster]

The breathing flute's soft notes are heard around. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) A channel of curved section; -- usually applied to one of a vertical series of such channels used to decorate columns and pilasters in classical architecture. See Illust. under {Base}, n. [1913 Webster]

3. A similar channel or groove made in wood or other material, esp. in plaited cloth, as in a lady's ruffle. [1913 Webster]

4. A long French breakfast roll. --Simonds. [1913 Webster]

5. A stop in an organ, having a flutelike sound. [1913 Webster]

{Flute bit}, a boring tool for piercing ebony, rosewood, and other hard woods.

{Flute pipe}, an organ pipe having a sharp lip or wind-cutter which imparts vibrations to the column of air in the pipe. --Knight. [1913 Webster]


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  • Flute bit — Flute Flute, n. [OE. floute, floite, fr. OF. fla[ u]te, flahute, flahuste, F. fl?te; cf. LL. flauta, D. fluit. See {Flute}, v. i.] 1. A musical wind instrument, consisting of a hollow cylinder or pipe, with holes along its length, stopped by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • pipe — [ pip ] n. f. • déb. XIIIe; de piper 1 ♦ Vx Pipeau. Chalumeau, tuyau. 2 ♦ Ancienne mesure de capacité. ♢ Région. Grande futaille, de capacité variable. 3 ♦ (XVe; par anal. pop.) Vx …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Flute (disambiguation) — Flute refers to a musical instrument, typically the Western concert flute. For the whole family of side blown musical instruments, see Flute. Flute can also refer to:*Champagne flute, stemware used to drink champagne *Fluyt, a type of ship… …   Wikipedia

  • pipe — [pīp] n. [ME < OE < WGmc * pipa < VL * pipa < L pipare, to cheep, chirp, peep, of echoic orig.] 1. a hollow cylinder or cone, as of reed, straw, wood, or metal, in which air vibrates to produce a musical sound, as in an organ or wind… …   English World dictionary

  • flute — [flo͞ot] n. [ME floute < OFr fleüte, flaute < Prov fläut, prob. < flaujol (OFr flajeol: see FLAGEOLET1) + laüt, LUTE1] 1. a) a high pitched wind instrument consisting of a long, slender tube, played by blowing across a hole near one end …   English World dictionary

  • Pipe — Pipe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Piped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piping}.] 1. To perform, as a tune, by playing on a pipe, flute, fife, etc.; to utter in the shrill tone of a pipe. [1913 Webster] A robin . . . was piping a few querulous notes. W. Irving.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pipe — Pipe, v. i. 1. To play on a pipe, fife, flute, or other tubular wind instrument of music. [1913 Webster] We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced. Matt. xi. 17. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) To call, convey orders, etc., by means of signals on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flute — [flu:t] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: flahute, from Old Provençal flaut] 1.) a musical instrument like a thin pipe, that you play by holding it across your lips, blowing over a hole, and pressing down buttons with your fingers… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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