Also called stack. a pipe for the escape of the smoke or gases of combustion, as on a steamboat, locomotive, or building.
pertaining to, engaged in, or dependent on a basic heavy industry, as steel or automaking: smokestack companies.

1855–60; smoke + stack Unabridged
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smokestack (ˈsməʊkˌstæk)
Sometimes shortened to: stack a tall chimney that conveys smoke into the air

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Example sentences
Looking up at the tremendous smokestack hanging out over them as the ship
  listed even farther only added to the terror.
The pressure for them to do so is increasing as they shut old smokestack
  factories and redevelop the land for other uses.
Social networks offer a better chance than ever of encouraging independent
  learning beyond smokestack schooling.
Voyager scientists said the erupting volcano resembled a smokestack.
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