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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.

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Origin of chimney pot

First recorded in 1820–30
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Example sentences from the Web for chimney pot

  • 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 chimney pot

chimneypot
/ (ˈtʃɪmnɪˌpɒt) /

noun

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