stovepipe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

stove + pipe

Noun[edit]

stovepipe (plural stovepipes)

  1. Sheet-metal tubing used as a chimney for a stove or furnace.
  2. A channel for body of information which is compartmentalized in such a manner that some parties which might be interested in its use or be able to utilize it are restricted from access to it.

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