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smokestack

noun smoke·stack \ ˈsmōk-ˌstak \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of smokestack

: a pipe or funnel through which smoke and gases are discharged

Recent Examples of smokestack from the Web

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First Known Use of smokestack

1838


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smokestack

adjective

Definition of smokestack

: of, relating to, being, or characterized by manufacturing and especially heavy industry
  • smokestack industries

Examples of smokestack in a Sentence

  1. She invested in smokestack stocks.

  2. Car manufacturing and other smokestack industries need to adapt to the global economy.

Recent Examples of smokestack from the Web

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First Known Use of smokestack

1926


SMOKESTACK Defined for English Language Learners

smokestack

noun

Definition of smokestack for English Language Learners

  • : a tall chimney on a factory, ship, etc., for carrying smoke away


smokestack

adjective

Definition of smokestack for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to companies that manufacture products in large factories


SMOKESTACK Defined for Kids

smokestack

noun smoke·stack \ ˈsmōk-ˌstak \

Definition of smokestack for Students

: a large chimney or a pipe for carrying away smoke (as on a factory or ship)


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