chimney pot

noun Chiefly British.

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

First recorded in 1820–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for chimney pot

vent, hearth, flue, pipe, furnace, fireplace, stack, funnel, chase, ventilator

Examples from the Web for chimney pot

Historical Examples of chimney pot

  • The chimney-pot to which he had to fix the flue was in the middle of the roof.


    Emile Zola

  • Why, it was almost as bad as that acme of horrors, a chimney-pot hat!

  • Not a light in any of the windows or curl of smoke from a chimney-pot.

    The Doomsman

    Van Tassel Sutphen

  • How did the name of Tompkins get into your chimney-pot, Captain?

    Three Hats

    Alfred Debrun

  • Fortunately the roof was flat and the chimney-pot accessible.

    The Master of the Shell

    Talbot Baines Reed