stove·pipe / ˈstōvˌpīp/ • n. 1. the pipe taking the smoke and gases from a stove up through a roof or to a chimney.2. an information conduit that traverses vertical levels efficiently but does not disperse widely: [as adj .] a computer system that was expected to integrate 40 different stovepipe entities that previously were unable to communicate with one another. • v. [tr.] transmit (information) directly through levels of a hierarchy: neocons who stovepiped lies straight up to the White House.