Smokejack
Smokejack Smoke"jack`, n. A contrivance for turning a spit by means of a fly or wheel moved by the current of ascending air in a chimney. [1913 Webster]

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  • smokejack — [smōkjak΄] n. [ SMOKE + JACK] a device which turns a fireplace roasting spit, taking its power from a wheel rotated by the heated air rising in the chimney …   English World dictionary

  • smokejack — noun Date: 1675 a device for turning a spit by a fly or wheel moved by rising gases in a chimney …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • smokejack — /smohk jak /, n. an apparatus for turning a roasting spit, set in motion by the current of ascending gases in a chimney. [1665 75; SMOKE + JACK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • smokejack — /ˈsmoʊkdʒæk/ (say smohkjak) noun an apparatus formerly used for turning a roasting spit, set in motion by the current of ascending gases in a chimney. {smoke + jack1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • smokejack — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a contrivance for turning a spit by a fly or wheel moved by the rising gases in a chimney 2. : a flue built into the roof of an enginehouse to carry away the smoke and gases from the locomotive * * * /smohk jak /, n. an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Smokejack Clay Pit — is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Surrey, England. [ [http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/sccwebsite/sccwspublications.nsf/145e70b9745e847c802572b2004f30fe/427ce8f344286e4b8025703700328f53/$FILE/SAR%202D%20Site%20L2.pdf Map of site] ]… …   Wikipedia

  • chimney wheel — smokejack. * * * …   Universalium

  • draft mill — smokejack. * * * …   Universalium

  • chimney wheel — smokejack …   Useful english dictionary

  • draft mill — smokejack …   Useful english dictionary

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