Meaning of “chimney pot” in the English Dictionary

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"chimney pot" in British English

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chimney potnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃɪm.ni pɒt/ us /ˈtʃɪm.ni pɑːt/

Examples from literature

  • Immediately below one's feet lies the compact little city, with its red roofs and green chimney pots, its narrow streets and vivid awnings, its wide avenues and the ancient Castle to the north. 
  • In both provinces chimneys are seen without the chimney pot. 
  • Outside the rain was increasing in violence, and throughout the sleepy little town one could hear the crashing of slates and chimney pots as they were dashed by the blast onto the pavements of the streets. 
  • Several times in the night they were awoke by the gusts, which shook the whole house, and they heard the crashing of falling chimney pots above the din of the gale. 
  • The earlier forms are likely to have been rectangular, the round following and developing later short masonry shafts which were finally given height by the addition of chimney pots. 

(Definition of “chimney pot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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