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.

Nearby words

  1. chimney breast,
  2. chimney cap,
  3. chimney corner,
  4. chimney piece,
  5. chimney place,
  6. chimney rock,
  7. chimney stack,
  8. chimney swallow,
  9. chimney sweep,
  10. chimney swift

Origin of chimney pot

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

Examples from the Web for chimneypot

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

    The King of Schnorrers|Israel Zangwill

British Dictionary definitions for chimneypot



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