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chimneynoun [C]

 us   /ˈtʃɪm·ni/
a ​hollowstructure that ​allows the ​smoke from a ​fire inside a ​building, esp. from a ​fireplace, to ​escape to the ​airoutside
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chimneynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtʃɪm.ni/

chimney noun [C] (PIPE)

B2 a ​hollowstructure that ​allows the ​smoke from a ​fire inside a ​building to ​escape to the ​airoutside: Factory chimneys ​belcheddensewhitesmoke into the ​sky.
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chimney noun [C] (PASSAGE)

specialized geology a ​narrowverticalpassage in the ​rock of a cliff or ​mountain, through which a ​person can ​climb
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Translations of “chimney”
in Korean 굴뚝…
in Arabic مَدْخَنة…
in Malaysian serombong…
in French cheminée…
in Russian труба…
in Chinese (Traditional) 管道, 煙囪, 煙道…
in Italian camino…
in Turkish baca…
in Polish komin…
in Spanish chimenea…
in Vietnamese ống khói…
in Portuguese chaminé…
in Thai ปล่องไฟ…
in German der Schornstein…
in Catalan xemeneia…
in Japanese 煙突…
in Chinese (Simplified) 管道, 烟囱, 烟道…
in Indonesian cerobong…
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