- pertaining to, engaged in, or dependent on a basic heavy industry, as steel or automaking: smokestack companies.
Origin of smokestack
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Examples from the Web for smokestack
Americans learned to look at a smokestack and see dying trees and fish downwind.
Poison comes out of a smokestack and, downwind, birds fall from the sky.
The smokestack is probably one of the easiest things to produce.
A very suitable method of producing a smokestack is shown in Fig. 95.
There is the pilot-house covered with iron, and there is the smokestack.The Long Roll
Sparks streamed and the smokestack quivered, but the train did not start.The Rainy Day Railroad War
You seem to be finding a great deal to interest you in that smokestack, young man!Quin
Alice Hegan Rice
- a tall chimney that conveys smoke into the airSometimes shortened to: stack
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Word Origin and History for smokestack
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