A vertical tube or hollow column used to emit environmentally polluting gaseous and solid matter (including but not limited to by-products of burning carbon or hydro-carbon based fuels); a flue. (noun)
The glass flue surrounding the flame of an oil lamp. (noun)
The smokestack of a steam locomotive. (noun)
A narrow cleft in a rock face; a narrow vertical cave passage. (noun)
To negotiate a chimney (sense #4) by pushing against the sides with back, feet, hands, etc. (verb)
Examples of word chimney
In particular, the combination bell-cote/chimney is quite fine.
We called a chimney professional to inspect the stove.
If the average chimney is 20 feet long and there are, say, 100 million houses with children, how fast, I wondered aloud, would he have to whizz down each chimney in order to finish the job by dawn on Christmas Day?
My kitchen still needs an extreme makeover, but I manage to cook some gourmet meals with the one skillet and saucepan I have, (refusing to buy anything new til the stove is replaced and other things refurbished), and the bare chimney from a previous stove hanging meaninglessly from the ceiling, along with the old watermarks from leaks, and the peeling ceiling tiles.
Pouring from the top of this volcano, like smoke out of a factory chimney, is a rapidly spreading pall of what looks like steam.