smokestack industry

noun

informal any of the traditional British industries, esp heavy engineering or manufacturing, as opposed to such modern industries as electronics

Nearby words

  1. smoker's patch,
  2. smoker's tongue,
  3. smokerlyzer,
  4. smokescreen,
  5. smokestack,
  6. smokey,
  7. smokey bear,
  8. smoking,
  9. smoking car,
  10. smoking gun

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