Definition of stovepipe in English:



  • The pipe taking the smoke and gases from a stove up through a roof or to a chimney.

    • ‘Hedge had knocked the stovepipe down and dragged Grandma's stove outside.’
    • ‘I managed for a whole weekend not to clean the stovepipe.’
    • ‘This supply of fresh air is also important to help carry pollutants up the chimney, stovepipe, or flue to the outside.’
    • ‘It was believed to have been started by an overheated stovepipe igniting some clothes that were hanging out to dry in an upper room in the attic.’
    • ‘Remove vines in contact with the home, prune tree branches and shrubs within 15 feet of a stovepipe or chimney outlet, and ask the power company to clear branches from power lines.’
    • ‘Exhausted, Fleming crawled into a single bed beside the stovepipe, pulled off her pants under the sheets and fell fast asleep with the male skiers sitting around her.’
    • ‘At the top was a series of rooms built with thin sticks and with a stovepipe sticking out of the roof.’
    • ‘There's the stovepipe to be cleaned, the living room ceiling fan to be fixed, the new sleek stovepipe brace to be installed; the back upper windows to be cleaned.’
    • ‘They had managed to scrounge enough coal and coke to keep the stoves roaring away, with the stovepipes red-hot halfway up.’
    • ‘They also tacked down carpets, repaired an ironing board, and made a hole for a stovepipe - in short, tasks that the novice carpenter could do.’
    • ‘As a result, it's possible and relatively easy to build your own stove and stovepipe.’
    • ‘The old squatters' homes rot and sink, clap siding bowing from the studs, steps detaching, bricks and stovepipes tilting, angling toward the marshy ground that floods and dries.’
    • ‘Unlike smokestacks and stovepipes, they don't have an opening at the top.’
    • ‘Some 40,000 people who packed St Peter's Square to stare at the stovepipe jutting from the chapel roof shouted ‘It's black!’’