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'.

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