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chimney sweep

a person whose business it is to clean out chimneys.
Origin of chimney sweep
1605-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for chimney sweep
  • He became a chimney sweep because he wanted to work for himself.
  • They are known by several aliases, including chimney sweep, chimney bat and chimney swallow.
  • Schedule an annual inspection, and the chimney sweep can advise on whether the chimney needs to be cleaned.
  • Moving an insert to clean the chimney or liner can be difficult, and is a job best left to a professional chimney sweep.
  • Have your chimney annually cleaned by a certified chimney sweep.
  • Have a certified chimney sweep clean and inspect your fireplace.
  • Keep the chimney clean and have it inspected yearly by a chimney sweep.
  • Have chimneys inspected and cleaned by a professional chimney sweep.
  • Chimneys and vents should be inspected and cleaned annually by a professional chimney sweep.
  • It is recommended that chimneys be cleaned annually by a professional chimney sweep to eliminate the build-up of creosote.
British Dictionary definitions for chimney sweep

chimney sweep

a person whose job is the cleaning out of soot from chimneys
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