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"chimney" in British English

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chimneynoun [C]

uk   /ˈtʃɪm.ni/ us   /ˈtʃɪm.ni/
  • chimney noun [C] (PIPE)

B2 a hollow structure that allows the smoke from a fire inside a building to escape to the air outside: Factory chimneys belched dense white smoke into the sky.

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  • chimney noun [C] (PASSAGE)

specialized geology a narrow vertical passage in the rock of a cliff or mountain, through which a person can climb
(Definition of chimney from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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chimneynoun [C]

us   /ˈtʃɪm·ni/
a hollow structure that allows the smoke from a fire inside a building, esp. from a fireplace, to escape to the air outside
(Definition of chimney from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chimney”
in Korean 굴뚝…
in Arabic مَدْخَنة…
in Malaysian serombong…
in French cheminée…
in Russian труба…
in Chinese (Traditional) 管道, 煙囪, 煙道…
in Italian camino…
in Turkish baca…
in Polish komin…
in Spanish chimenea…
in Vietnamese ống khói…
in Portuguese chaminé…
in Thai ปล่องไฟ…
in German der Schornstein…
in Catalan xemeneia…
in Japanese 煙突…
in Chinese (Simplified) 管道, 烟囱, 烟道…
in Indonesian cerobong…
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