smokejack

noun
smoke·​jack | \ ˈsmōk-ˌjak How to pronounce smokejack (audio) \

Definition of smokejack

: a device for turning a spit by a fly or wheel moved by rising gases in a chimney

First Known Use of smokejack

1675, in the meaning defined above

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“Smokejack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smokejack. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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