Smokestack
Smokestack Smoke"stack`, n. A chimney; esp., a pipe serving as a chimney, as the pipe which carries off the smoke of a locomotive, the funnel of a steam vessel, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • smokestack — UK US /ˈsməʊkstæk/ noun [C] ► 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… …   Financial and business terms

  • smokestack — 1862, from SMOKE (Cf. smoke) (n.) + STACK (Cf. stack) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • smokestack — ► NOUN ▪ a chimney or funnel for discharging smoke from a locomotive, ship, factory, etc …   English terms dictionary

  • smokestack — ☆ smokestack [smōk′stak΄ ] n. a pipe for the discharge of smoke from a steamship, locomotive, factory, etc. adj. designating or of heavy manufacturing industries, such as those producing steel, automobiles, or rubber …   English World dictionary

  • smokestack — UK [ˈsməʊkˌstæk] / US [ˈsmoʊkˌstæk] noun [countable] Word forms smokestack : singular smokestack plural smokestacks a tall structure on a factory or ship through which smoke rises …   English dictionary

  • smokestack — I. noun Date: 1838 a pipe or funnel through which smoke and gases are discharged II. adjective Date: 1926 of, relating to, being, or characterized by manufacturing and especially heavy industry < smokestack industries > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • smokestack — /smohk stak /, n. 1. Also called stack. a pipe for the escape of the smoke or gases of combustion, as on a steamboat, locomotive, or building. adj. 2. pertaining to, engaged in, or dependent on a basic heavy industry, as steel or automaking:… …   Universalium

  • smokestack — [[t]smo͟ʊkstæk[/t]] smokestacks N COUNT A smokestack is a very tall chimney that carries smoke away from a factory. Syn: chimney …   English dictionary

  • smokestack — smoke•stack [[t]ˈsmoʊkˌstæk[/t]] n. 1) a pipe for the escape of the smoke or gases of combustion, as on a steamboat, locomotive, or factory 2) cvb pertaining to, engaged in, or dependent on a basic heavy industry, as steel or automaking:… …   From formal English to slang

  • smokestack — noun A conduit or group of conduits atop a structure allowing smoke to flow out …   Wiktionary

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