chimney noun definition in Structures topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Structures topic
a structure through which smoke or steam is carried up away from a fire, etc. and through the roof of a building; the part of this that is above the roof He threw a bit of paper onto the fire and it flew up the chimney. the factory chimneys of an industrial landscape This chimney doesn’t draw very well. factory chimneys belching smoke over the town