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"smokestack" in British English

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smokestacknoun [C]

uk   /ˈsməʊk.stæk/  us   /ˈsmoʊk-/
a ​tall, ​verticalpipe that ​takessmoke or ​steam into the ​air from an ​enginedriven 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, ​verticalpipe through which ​smoke or ​steamleaves 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   us   /ˈsməʊkstæk/
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 ​cleanerair.
(Definition of smokestack from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “smokestack”
in Chinese (Simplified) 大烟囱…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大煙囪…
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