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smokestack

[ smohk-stak ]
/ ˈsmoʊkˌstæk /
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noun
Also called stack. a pipe for the escape of the smoke or gases of combustion, as on a steamboat, locomotive, or building.
adjective
pertaining to, engaged in, or dependent on a basic heavy industry, as steel or automaking: smokestack companies.
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Origin of smokestack

First recorded in 1855–60; smoke + stack
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British Dictionary definitions for smokestack

smokestack
/ (ˈsməʊkˌstæk) /

noun
a tall chimney that conveys smoke into the airSometimes shortened to: stack
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