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Definition of chimney:

  1. A body of ore, usually of elongated form, extending downward in a vein.
  2. A fireplace or hearth.
  3. A tube usually of glass, placed around a flame, as of a lamp, to create a draft, and promote combustion.
  4. 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.

Synonyms:

fireside, fender, fireplace, chimney stack, fire screen, cowl, furnace, chimney pot, hearth, pipe, smokeshaft, stack, fireguard, inglenook, grate, lamp chimney, funnel.

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