an American swift, Chateura pelagica, which often builds its nest in an unused chimney.
Words nearby chimney swift
Origin of chimney swift
First recorded in 1840–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for chimney swift
a North American swift, Chaetura pelagica, that nests in chimneys and similar hollows
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012