chimney pot

noun Chiefly British.
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for chimneypot

Historical Examples of chimneypot

  • Dorking was a dapper little man, almost dissociable from gloves and a chimneypot.

    The King of Schnorrers

    Israel Zangwill

  • But one day when we put our hands on Dr. Scott's chimneypot to make it turn, that was too much for her.

    My Reminiscences

    Rabindranath Tagore


British Dictionary definitions for chimneypot

chimneypot

noun
  1. a short pipe on the top of a chimney, which increases the draught and directs the smoke upwards
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