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 being thrown clear, a condition usually caused by not holding the firearm correctly, or "limp-wristing".
* Rigid funding allocation to agencies or purposes, frequently referring to hoarding funding for one organization or division over another.
* A stovepipe system, the informal name given to a category of criticisms applied to assemblages of technology, sometimes also referred to as "stovepiping".
* In intelligence parlance, stovepiping is the inappropriate transmission of raw information to high-level intelligence consumers that could lead to misguided policies, as opposed to the process called vetting or the systematic procedure of sifting, disambiguating, analyzing and producing intelligence products suitable for policy consideration. Vetting is also referred to as analytic tradecraft.
* Adam R. "Stovepipe" Johnson, an American Civil War colonel who led a daring raid on Indiana in which a town surrendered after being threatened with a mock cannon Johnson had fashioned using two pieces of exhaust stovepipe.
* It is also a term occasionally used by storm chasers to describe the shape of a tornado.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — /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 — n. metal pipe which acts as the chimney of a stove …   English contemporary dictionary

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