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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 flute /ˈflut/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flute n.
 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.
    The breathing flute's soft notes are heard around.   --Pope.
 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.
 3. A similar channel or groove made in wood or other material, esp. in plaited cloth, as in a lady's ruffle.
 4. A long French breakfast roll.
 5. A stop in an organ, having a flutelike sound.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flute n.  A kind of flyboat; a storeship.
 Armed en flûte Nav., partially armed.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flute v. i.  To play on, or as on, a flute; to make a flutelike sound.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fluted p. pr. & vb. n. Fluting ]
 1. To play, whistle, or sing with a clear, soft note, like that of a flute.
 Knaves are men,
 That lute and flute fantastic tenderness.   --Tennyson.
    The redwing flutes his o-ka-lee.   --Emerson.
 2. To form flutes or channels in, as in a column, a ruffle, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at
           one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near
           the closed end across which the breath is blown [syn: transverse
      2: a tall narrow wineglass [syn: flute glass, champagne
      3: a groove or furrow in cloth etc especially the shallow
         concave groove on the shaft of a column [syn: fluting]
      v : form flutes in

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a musical instrument, probably composed of a number of pipes,
    mentioned Dan. 3:5, 7, 10, 15.
      In Matt. 9:23, 24, notice is taken of players on the flute,
    here called "minstrels" (but in R.V. "flute-players").
      Flutes were in common use among the ancient Egyptians.