Definition of stovepipe in English:

stovepipe

noun

  • 1The pipe taking the smoke and gases from a stove up through a roof or to a chimney.

  • 2US An information conduit that traverses vertical levels efficiently but does not disperse widely.

verb

[with object]US
  • Transmit (information) directly through levels of a hierarchy.

    ‘they stovepiped lies straight up to the White House’

Pronunciation

stovepipe

/ˈstəʊvpʌɪp/