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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flute  \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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fluting  \Flut"ing\,  n. 
  Decoration  by  means  of  flutes  or  channels;  a  flute,  or  flutes 
  collectively;  as  the  fluting  of  a  column  or  pilaster;  the 
  fluting  of  a  lady's  ruffle. 
 
  {Fluting  iron},  a  laundry  iron  for  fluting  ruffles;  --  called 
  also  {Italian  iron},  or  {gaufering  iron}.  --Knight. 
 
  {Fluting  lathe},  a  machine  for  forming  spiral  flutes,  as  on 
  balusters,  table  legs,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fluting 
  n  :  a  groove  or  furrow  in  cloth  etc  especially  the  shallow 
  concave  groove  on  the  shaft  of  a  column  [syn:  {flute}] 




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