Meaning of “chimney stack” in the English Dictionary


"chimney stack" in English

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chimney stacknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃɪ stæk/ us /ˈtʃɪ stæk/ UK

Examples from literature

  • It was a sordid and grimy wilderness, topped with a gray maze of wires and pierced with thousands of chimney stacks. 
  • Over all, high chimney stacks and the aerials of a mighty wireless plant dominated the entire works. 
  • She was standing once more at her attic window looking across the roofs and chimney stacks upward to the blue sky of Paris. 
  • The chimney stack stood up above the roof like a little stone tower, and the daylight shone down from the top, under the slanting slates that kept out the rain. 
  • The pitch of the roof was flattened, the better to resist wind and storm, and through it arose the chimney stack. 

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