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Chimney vs. Smokestack

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Chimneynoun

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 hydrocarbon based fuels); a flue.

Smokestacknoun

A conduit or group of conduits atop a structure allowing smoke to flow out.

Chimneynoun

The glass flue surrounding the flame of an oil lamp.

Smokestacknoun

A chimney; esp., a pipe serving as a chimney, as the pipe which carries off the smoke of a locomotive, the funnel of a steam vessel, etc.

Chimneynoun

(British) The smokestack of a steam locomotive.

Smokestacknoun

a large tall chimney through which combustion gases and smoke can be evacuated

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Chimneynoun

A narrow cleft in a rock face; a narrow vertical cave passage.

Chimneyverb

(climbing) To negotiate a chimney (narrow vertical cave passage) by pushing against the sides with back, feet, hands, etc.

Chimneynoun

A fireplace or hearth.

Chimneynoun

That part of a building which contains the smoke flues; esp. an upright tube or flue of brick or stone, in most cases extending through or above the roof of the building. Often used instead of chimney shaft.

β€˜Hard by a cottage chimney smokes.’;

Chimneynoun

A tube usually of glass, placed around a flame, as of a lamp, to create a draft, and promote combustion.

Chimneynoun

A body of ore, usually of elongated form, extending downward in a vein.

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Chimneynoun

a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building

Chimneynoun

a glass flue surrounding the wick of an oil lamp

Chimney

A chimney is an architectural ventilation structure made of masonry, clay or metal that isolates hot toxic exhaust gases or smoke produced by a boiler, stove, furnace, incinerator or fireplace from human living areas. Chimneys are typically vertical, or as near as possible to vertical, to ensure that the gases flow smoothly, drawing air into the combustion in what is known as the stack, or chimney effect.

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