chimney cap

noun
a raised cover for the top of a chimney, usually in the form of a slab or cornice.

Origin:
1840–50; Americanism

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The device can be permanently mounted to the top of a chimney and functions as
  both a damper and a chimney cap.
The east elevation has a brick chimney centrally located, which has been
  rebuilt with a modified chimney cap above the eaves.
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