chimney sweep

chimney sweep
noun Date: 1727 a person whose occupation is cleaning soot from chimney flues — called also chimney sweeper

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  • Chimney sweep — Chimney sweeper redirects here. For the geometer moth, see Odezia atrata. Chimney sweep in the 1850s A chimney sweep is a worker who clears ash and soot from chimneys. The chimney uses the pressure difference caused by a hot column of gas to… …   Wikipedia

  • Chimney sweep — 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 sweep — chimney sweeps also chimney sweep N COUNT A chimney sweep is a person whose job is to clean the soot out of chimneys …   English dictionary

  • chimney sweep — n someone whose job is to clean chimneys using special long brushes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chimney sweep — chimney ,sweep noun count someone whose job is to clean inside CHIMNEYS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chimney sweep — n. a person whose work is cleaning the soot from chimneys …   English World dictionary

  • chimney sweep — noun or chimney sweeper 1. : one whose occupation is the removal of soot by means of scraper, brushes, or vacuum cleaner from the flues of a chimney and from pipes connecting with a furnace 2. dialect : chimney swift * * * noun, pl ⋯ sweeps… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chimney sweep — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms chimney sweep : singular chimney sweep plural chimney sweeps someone whose job is to clean the inside of chimneys …   English dictionary

  • chimney-sweep — see chimney sweep …   English dictionary

  • chimney-sweep — chimˈney sweep or chimˈney sweeper noun A person who sweeps or cleans chimneys • • • Main Entry: ↑chimney …   Useful english dictionary

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