Definition of chimney-corner

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: such as might be devised by one sitting idly in a chimney corner a chimney-corner legend chimney-corner law chimney-corner philosophy

chimney corner


Definition of chimney corner (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : the area to the side of a large open fireplace
b : fireside
2 : the settle or bench often formerly occupying the chimney corner

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