Meaning of “smokestack” in the English Dictionary

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"smokestack" in British English

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smokestacknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsməʊk.stæk/ us /ˈsmoʊk.stæk/

a tall, vertical pipe that takes smoke or steam into the air from an engine driven by steam or from a factory

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

"smokestack" in American English

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smokestacknoun [ C ]

us /ˈsmoʊkˌstæk/

a tall, vertical pipe through which smoke or steam leaves a building or engine

(Definition of “smokestack” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"smokestack" in Business English

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smokestacknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsməʊkstæk/ us

a tall chimney on a factory:

Residents complained that fumes from the smokestacks made breathing difficult.
If Los Angeles can reduce the emissions coming from its smokestacks, its residents will generally breathe cleaner air.

(Definition of “smokestack” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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