Complete Definition of "chimney"

English
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Etymology
From OF. term|cheminee|langfro, from L. term|caminus|langla, from Gr. term|sc=Grek|κάμινος||furnace.

Pronunciation
a|UK - IPA|/tʃɪmni:/

Noun
en-noun

  1. A vertical tube or hollow column used to emit environmentally polluting gaseous and solid matter (including but not limited to by-products of burning carbon or hydro-carbon based fuels); a flue.

#* 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson|Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island|Treasure Island
#*: Our chimney was a square hole in the roof: it was but a little part of the smoke that found its way out, and the rest eddied about the house, and kept us coughing and piping the eye.

  1. The glass flue surrounding the flame of an oil lamp.
  2. UK The smokestack of a steam locomotive.
  3. A narrow cleft in a rock face.

Derived terms
chimney pot
chimney sweep
chimney-money
chimney-duty

Translations
trans-top|vertical tube or hollow column; a flue
Chinese: 煙囪, 烟囱 (yān cōng)
Czech: t-|cs|komín|m
Dutch: t|nl|schoorsteen|m, t-|nl|schouw|m
Finnish: t+|fi|savupiippu
German: t+|de|Kamin|m
Greek: t+|el|καπνοδόχος|f|sc=Grek (kapnodóchos)
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Japanese: Jpan|煙突 (Jpan|えんとつ, entotsu)
Norwegian: pipe f, skorstein m
Russian: труба (trubá) f, дымоход (dymoxód) m
Slovene: dimnik m
Spanish: t-|es|chimenea|f
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trans-top|glass flue surrounding the flame of an oil lamp
Chinese: 玻璃燈罩, 玻璃灯罩 (bō lí dēng zhào)
Dutch: t|nl|lampenkap|f
Finnish: öljylamppu|öljylampun lasi
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Russian: ламповое стекло (lámpovoje stekló) n
Spanish: t+|es|tubo|m
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trans-top|UK: smokestack of a steam locomotive
Chinese: 煙囪, 烟囱 (yān cōng)
Czech: t-|cs|komín|m
Dutch: t|nl|schoorsteen|m
Finnish: t+|fi|savupiippu
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German: Schlot m
Norwegian: skorstein m
Russian: труба (trubá) f
Slovene: dimnik m
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trans-top|narrow cleft in a rock face
Chinese: 裂口, 裂口 (liè kǒu)
Dutch: t+|nl|spleet|f
German: t-|de|Spalte|f
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Russian: расщелина (rasšélina) f
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ttbc|Bosnian: odžak#Bosnian|odžak m
ttbc|CJKV Characters: 囪, 囱
ttbc|French: cheminée f
ttbc|German: Kamin m, Schornstein m
ttbc|Hungarian: kémény
ttbc|Icelandic: strompur m, skorsteinn m
ttbc|Italian: camino m
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ttbc|Korean: 굴뚝 (guldduk)
ttbc|Polish: komin m
ttbc|Portuguese: chaminé f
ttbc|Scots: lum
ttbc|Serbian:
:Cyrillic: оџак#Serbian|оџак m
:Roman: odžak#Serbian|odžak m
ttbc|Spanish: chimenea f
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See also
cowl
fireplace
flaunching
flue
smokestack
stove

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