chimney breast

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noun

a part of a chimney or fireplace that projects out from the wall, usually inside the building.

Nearby words

  1. chimerically,
  2. chimichanga,
  3. chimichurri,
  4. chimkent,
  5. chimney,
  6. chimney cap,
  7. chimney corner,
  8. chimney piece,
  9. chimney place,
  10. chimney pot

Origin of chimney breast

First recorded in 1835–45

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British Dictionary definitions for chimney breast

chimney breast

noun

the wall or walls that surround the base of a chimney or fireplace
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