chimney definition

  • noun:
    • A passage whereby smoke and fumes escape from a fire or furnace; a flue.
    • The frequently vertical framework containing a chimney.
    • The element of these types of a structure that rises above a roof.
    • Chiefly British A smokestack, as of a ship or locomotive.
    • A glass pipe for enclosing the flame of a lamp.
    • anything, including a narrow cleft in a cliff, resembling a chimney.
    • A vertical pipe or hollow line accustomed produce eco polluting gaseous and solid matter (including although not restricted to by-products of burning up carbon or hydro-carbon centered fuels); a flue.
    • The glass flue surrounding the fire of an oil lamp.
    • The smokestack of a steam locomotive.
    • A narrow cleft in a rock face; a narrow straight cave passage.
    • A fireplace or hearth.
    • That section of a building which contains the smoke flues; esp. an upright tube or flue of stone or rock, normally extending through or over the roof of the building. Frequently utilized in the place of chimney shaft.
    • A tube generally of glass, put around a flame, since a lamp, to create a draft, and market combustion.
    • A body of ore, often of elongated type, extending downward in a vein.
    • A fireplace or hearth.
    • A furnace; a forge.
    • A vertical framework containing a passage or primary flue by which the smoke of a fire or furnace escapes to your open air, or any other vapors are carried off; in a steam-engine, the channel.
    • any such thing resembling a chimney.
    • A vent through which volcanic eruption has brought destination.
    • a tremendously slim cleft in a cliff.
    • a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through wall surface or roof of a building
    • a glass flue surrounding the wick of an oil lamp
  • verb:
    • To negotiate a chimney (good sense #4) by pushing contrary to the sides with back, feet, arms, etc.

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