Chimney-breast
Chimney-breast Chim"ney-breast`, n. (Arch.) The horizontal projection of a chimney from the wall in which it is built; -- commonly applied to its projection in the inside of a building only. [1913 Webster]

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  • chimney breast — chimney breasts also chimney breast N COUNT A chimney breast is the part of a wall in a room which is built out round a chimney. [BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • chimney breast — n BrE the part of a wall in a room that encloses a chimney …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chimney breast — ► NOUN ▪ a part of an interior wall that projects to surround a chimney …   English terms dictionary

  • Chimney breast — In this case a brick chimney breast A chimney breast is a portion of a wall which projects forward over a fireplace.[1] Chimney jambs similarly project from the wall, but they do so on either side of the fireplace and serve to support the chimney …   Wikipedia

  • chimney breast — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms chimney breast : singular chimney breast plural chimney breasts British the part of a wall that sticks out into a room above the fireplace and contains the chimney …   English dictionary

  • chimney-breast — see chimney breast …   English dictionary

  • chimney breast — n. wall that surrounds a chimney; protruding section of a chimney …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chimney breast — a part of a chimney or fireplace that projects out from the wall, usually inside the building. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • chimney breast — noun a part of an interior wall that projects to surround a chimney …   English new terms dictionary

  • chimney breast — noun (C) BrE the part of a wall in a room that encloses a chimney …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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