Meaning of CHIMNEY in English
■ noun ( plural ~s )
1》 a vertical pipe which conducts smoke and gases up from a fire or furnace.
↘a ~ stack.
2》 a glass tube protecting the flame of a lamp.
3》 a very steep narrow cleft by which a rock face may be climbed.
ME: from OFr. cheminee , from late L. caminata , perh. from camera caminata 'room with a fireplace', from L. caminus 'forge, furnace', from Gk kaminos 'oven'.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004