chimney pot
noun Date: circa 1806 a usually earthenware pipe placed at the top of a chimney

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Chimney pot — Chimney Chim ney, n.; pl. {Chimneys}. [F. chemin[ e]e, LL. caminata, fr. L. caminus furnace, fireplace, Gr. ? furnace, oven.] 1. A fireplace or hearth. [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 2. That part of a building which contains the smoke… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chimney pot — chimney pots also chimney pot N COUNT A chimney pot is a short pipe which is fixed on top of a chimney …   English dictionary

  • chimney pot — n BrE a short wide pipe made of baked clay or metal, that is attached to the top of a chimney …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chimney pot — ► NOUN ▪ an earthenware or metal pipe at the top of a chimney …   English terms dictionary

  • chimney pot — n. a short pipe fitted to the top of a chimney to carry the smoke away and increase the draft …   English World dictionary

  • chimney pot — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms chimney pot : singular chimney pot plural chimney pots a short wide tube that sticks up from the top of a chimney …   English dictionary

  • chimney-pot — see chimney pot …   English dictionary

  • chimney pot — noun A short earthenware pipe, placed on top of a chimney to improve the draft. A chimney cowl / terminal can be fixed over a chimney, if required …   Wiktionary

  • chimney pot — chim′ney pot n. bui brit. an earthenware or metal pipe atop a chimney, esp. to increase the draft and disperse smoke • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • chimney pot — Chiefly Brit. an earthenware or metal pipe or deflector, often cylindrical, fitted on the top of a chimney to increase draft and reduce or disperse smoke. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

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