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chimney stack

the part of a chimney that rises above the roof of a building
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Historical Examples
  • To its right was a chimney stack from which a lazy feather of smoke was drifting.

    The Secret House Edgar Wallace
  • Every chimney stack or other prominence should have an air terminal.

  • There was the door, cleverly masked by vines, in a corner of the chimney stack.

    In Jeopardy Van Tassel Sutphen
  • The pitch of the roof was flattened, the better to resist wind and storm, and through it arose the chimney stack.

  • The finger still upon her plump lips, she led him to a small door behind the chimney stack.

    Privy Seal Ford Madox Ford
  • The Count and his servants ran out into the courtyard to look at the chimney stack to see if smoke were issuing from it.

    Historic Oddities Sabine Baring-Gould
Contemporary definitions for chimney stack

the part of a chimney that projects above a roof, containing multiple flues


Here is how to check the condition of a chimney stack, from inside the house, from outside at ground level, and from roof level.

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