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smokestack

[smohk-stak] /ˈsmoʊkˌstæk/
noun
1.
Also called stack. a pipe for the escape of the smoke or gases of combustion, as on a steamboat, locomotive, or building.
adjective
2.
pertaining to, engaged in, or dependent on a basic heavy industry, as steel or automaking:
smokestack companies.
Origin of smokestack
1855-1860
1855-60; smoke + stack
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smokestack

/ˈsməʊkˌstæk/
noun
1.
a tall chimney that conveys smoke into the air Sometimes shortened to stack
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n.

also smoke-stack, 1833, from smoke (n.1) + stack (n.).

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