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English definition of “chimney breast”

chimney breast

noun [C]    
the part of a wall in a room that is built around a chimney and into which a fireplace is built Walls and parts of wallsThe fireplace and parts of the fireplace
(Definition of chimney breast noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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