Definition of 'chimney'
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A much-needed injection of fun from the man who once added a chimney that blows smoke rings to a recycling plant. Times, Sunday Times (2017) Smoke rises from chimneys. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some of the streets are strewn with tiles from roofs and chimney pots. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In the attic we peered down a large inverse chimney with a hole at the bottom. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You used to smoke like a chimney. Richard TempleHe ripped roof tiles and chimney bricks from the house and hurled them at cars and cops. The Sun (2006)Make sure your roof and chimney are well maintained. The Sun (2013)From the church gardens there are views over the terraced roofs and chimneys of the city. Collins Traveller - The Algarve (1993)It had a heavy pierced stand with a glass reservoir for the oil and a chased glass globe on the chimney glass. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)There was another time when a chimney stack caught fire, and that was ghastly. The Sun (2013)All around Cornwall there are old chimneys. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)All it's missing is an open fire and a chimney. Times, Sunday Times (2006)At one time Patty came to say she thought the kitchen chimney wanted sweeping. Emma (1815)As we talk, she rolls her own cigarettes and blows the smoke up the chimney above the empty fireplace. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The plain red-brick chimney of the old mill came as a relief to the eye after so much beautiful gold stone. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Did I ask to be set to sweep your foul chimneys? The Water Babies (1863)All the chimneys and fireplaces were revived, too, while a radical programme of insulation was undertaken throughout. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Little of the hospital, which was built mostly from wood, remained beyond its concrete foundations and a brick chimney. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: chimney /ˈtʃɪmnɪ/ NOUN
A chimney is a pipe above a fireplace or furnace through which smoke can go up into the air.
This gas fire doesn't need a chimney.
- American English: chimney
- Arabic: مَدْخَنَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: chaminé
- Chinese: 烟囱
- Croatian: dimnjak
- Czech: komín
- Danish: skorsten
- Dutch: schoorsteen
- European Spanish: chimenea casa
- Finnish: savupiippu
- French: cheminée
- German: Schornstein
- Greek: καμινάδα
- Italian: camino
- Japanese: 煙突
- Korean: 굴뚝
- Norwegian: skorstein
- Polish: komin
- European Portuguese: chaminé
- Romanian: coș de fum
- Russian: дымовая труба
- Spanish: chimenea
- Swedish: skorsten
- Thai: ปล่องไฟ
- Turkish: baca
- Ukrainian: димар
- Vietnamese: ống khói
Definition of chimney from the Collins English Dictionary
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