This page has 7 definitions of chimney in English. Chimney is a noun and verb. Also define these 31 related words and terms: vertical, tube, hollow, column, environmentally, polluting, gaseous, solid, matter, by-product, carbon, fuel, flue, lum, glass, surrounding, flame, oil lamp, smokestack, steam, locomotive, narrow, cleft, rock, face, cave, passage, vagina, black eye, shiner, and climbing.
- 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.
- Synonym: (Northern England, Scotland) lum
- 1881–1882, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island, London; Paris: Cassell & Company, published 14 November 1883, OCLC 702939134:
- 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.
- 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 112:
- Witches always anointed themselves with ointments before departing up the chimney to their Sabbaths.
Environmentally definitionIn a manner affecting the environment.
Carbon definition(1 of 10 carbon definitions)
- The glass flue surrounding the flame of an oil lamp.
Oil Lamp definitionA simple vessel used to produce light continuously for a period of time from a liquid fuel source.
- (Britain) The smokestack of a steam locomotive.
- A narrow cleft in a rock face; a narrow vertical cave passage.
- (vulgar, euphemistic) A vagina.
- (Northern Ireland, slang) A black eye; a shiner.
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- (climbing) To negotiate a chimney (narrow vertical cave passage) by pushing against the sides with back, feet, hands, etc.