American English

Definition of chimney noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a 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 the paper onto the fire and it flew up the chimney. the factory chimneys of an industrial landscape
  2. 2(technology) a narrow opening in an area of rock that a person can climb up
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: chimney