noun, plural chim·neys.
- the vent of a volcano.
- a narrow vertical fissure between two rock faces or in a rock formation.
verb (used with object), chim·neyed, chim·ney·ing.
verb (used without object), chim·neyed, chim·ney·ing.
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Origin of chimney
OTHER WORDS FROM chimneychim·ney·less, adjectivechim·ney·like, adjective
Words nearby chimney
How to use chimney in a sentence
Making “Santa’s Footprints” — a trail of baking soda drizzled over the cutout of a boot, showing the big guy’s path from the chimney to the tree to deliver gifts, and back again.
They want me to get on a ladder and fasten a screen around the top of the chimney so the hornets can no longer enter the house.The global rally stalls out, but Goldman Sachs is doubling down on value stocks|Bernhard Warner|December 7, 2020|Fortune
Some jurisdictions specifically add mold, chimneys and environmental hazards to the list of possible inspections.
He had pulled up to a friend’s driveway to share the good news when an explosion under the house toppled the chimney, which crushed him in the driver’s seat.Gas explosions keep killing people, and the US government won’t step in|By Jeremy Deaton/Nexus Media News|September 29, 2020|Popular Science
If you’re not keen on using lighter fluid, which can impact the taste slightly, you can buy a chimney starter to get your charcoal hot and ready.5 Portable Grills for All Your Outdoor Cooking Needs|Amy Marturana Winderl|September 2, 2020|Outside Online
But the one that seems to have changed her—stuck with her—is the one of her fall down that chimney.
This philosophy quickly transforms our ride into a long, white roving chimney.
But may have explained pony for my daughter found stuffed down chimney on Xmas morn.Up to a Point: 2013 in Review and Predictions for 2014|P. J. O’Rourke|January 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then get your parents, friends, roommates, children, neighbors, cats, & chimney sweeps to vote, too.
There is no chimney at the headquarters of the Chief Rabbinate in north London.
She got up and stood in front of the fire, having her hand on the chimney-piece and looking down at the blaze.Confidence|Henry James
Groping to the chimney-place with the aid of his matches, Mr. Collingwood found the candle and lit it.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
Every light in the hall was ablaze; every lamp turned as high as it could be without smoking the chimney or threatening explosion.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
The chimney was at the other end, and thus a draught of hot air constantly passed beneath the floors in cold weather.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
Mr. King and Mr. Lewis walking together in Birmingham, a chimney sweeper and his boy passed them.
British Dictionary definitions for chimney
- a cylindrical body of an ore, which is usually oriented vertically
- the vent of a volcano