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chimney pot

noun, Chiefly British.
1.
an earthenware or metal pipe or deflector, often cylindrical, fitted on the top of a chimney to increase draft and reduce or disperse smoke.
Origin of chimney pot
1820-1830
1820-30
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  • Dorking was a dapper little man, almost dissociable from gloves and a chimneypot.

    The King of Schnorrers Israel Zangwill
  • But one day when we put our hands on Dr. Scott's chimneypot to make it turn, that was too much for her.

    My Reminiscences Rabindranath Tagore
British Dictionary definitions for chimneypot

chimneypot

/ˈtʃɪmnɪˌpɒt/
noun
1.
a short pipe on the top of a chimney, which increases the draught and directs the smoke upwards
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