chimney pot

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nounChiefly 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use chimney pot in a sentence

  • 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
  • The German went out to pick up the battered chimneypot which had fallen before the door.

    The Story of an African Farm | (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
  • Dorking was a dapper little man, almost dissociable from gloves and a chimneypot.

    The King of Schnorrers | Israel Zangwill

British Dictionary definitions for chimneypot


/ (ˈtʃɪmnɪˌpɒt) /

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

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