Definition of lum in English:


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Pronunciation: /lʌm


Scottish & Northern English
  • A chimney.
    More example sentences
    • With my eye to the lens, I had the city in my lap and could hoard to myself an unfair share of steeples and spires and cupolas; crow-stepped gables, garrets and all the Old Town's lums came rushing toward me.
    • But when Christmas Eve came round the village lums were cold and black among the snowclouds and only the wheelhouse throbbed with life, a rosy glow on the foreshore.


early 16th century: perhaps from Old French lum 'light', from Latin lumen.

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