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chimney

[ chim-nee ]
/ 藞t蕛瑟m ni /
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noun, plural chim路neys.
verb (used with object), chim路neyed, chim路ney路ing.
Mountain Climbing. to ascend or descend (a chimney) by repeated bracing of one's feet or back and feet against opposite walls.
verb (used without object), chim路neyed, chim路ney路ing.
Mountain Climbing. to ascend or descend a chimney.
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Origin of chimney

1300鈥50; Middle English chimenai<Middle French cheminee<Latin (camera) cam墨n膩ta (room) having a fireplace, equivalent to cam墨n(us) (<Greek k谩m墨nos furnace) + -膩ta-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM chimney

chim路ney路less, adjectivechim路ney路like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chimney

chimney
/ (藞t蕛瑟mn瑟) /

noun

Word Origin for chimney

C14: from Old French chemin茅e, from Late Latin cam墨n膩ta, from Latin cam墨nus furnace, from Greek kaminos fireplace, oven
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Scientific definitions for chimney

chimney
[ ch沫mn膿 ]

An elongated opening in a volcano through which magma reaches the Earth's surface.
A stack of minerals that have precipitated out of a hydrothermal vent on the floor of a sea or ocean. See more at hydrothermal vent.
An isolated column of rock along a coastline, formed by the erosion of a sea cliff by waves. Chimneys are smaller than stacks.
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