black smoker


Definition of black smoker

: a vent in a geologically active region of the sea floor from which issues superheated water laden with minerals (such as sulfide precipitates) also : a rock chimney covering such a vent

Examples of black smoker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to a nationwide study in the National Center for Biotechnology Information, 80% of black smokers smoked menthol cigarettes. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Campaign draws attention to impact of menthol on vaping, African American community," 15 May 2020 Currently a pop-up, III Mas dinners take place monthly in his family’s Sherman Oaks backyard, where a big black smoker abuts the bleached balustrade of a grand mansion. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, "III Mas gives an Armenian twist to Texas barbecue," 30 Sep. 2019 Over the decades, minorities gravitated to menthol brands such as Newport, Kool and Salem as tobacco companies ran magazine and billboard ads depicting carefree black smokers. Jennifer Maloney And Tom Mcginty, WSJ, "FDA Seeks Ban on Menthol Cigarettes," 15 Nov. 2018

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Black smoker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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