chimney swift


noun

an American swift, Chateura pelagica, which often builds its nest in an unused chimney.

Origin of chimney swift

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for chimney swift

chimney swift

noun

a North American swift, Chaetura pelagica, that nests in chimneys and similar hollows
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