black smoker

noun

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, 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, 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, 15 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of black smoker

1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Black smoker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20smoker. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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