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chimney

Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɪmni/

Translation of chimney in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (of house, factory) chimenea (feminine) to smoke like a chimney [colloquial/familiar] fumar como un carretero or una chimenea [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • A small town was nearby as I noticed some stone, slate roofed buildings with smoking chimneys all about.
    • Atop the huge craft were, here and there, clusters of brassy and silvery machinery, like boilers and furnaces, with shiny chimneys that belched no smoke, but seemed only to vent a thin steam.
    • Images are beamed into the ops center; the towers are smoking like chimneys over the furnaces of Hell.
    Example sentences
    • It is also set among some fine church towers and mill chimneys.
    • Its weathered wood-shingle walls, brick chimneys and prettily striped canopied windows are set amid the maple, birch and pine clad slopes of the Laurentian mountains.
    • today we take a look back at the days when slums, mill chimneys and river docks were a more common sight.
    1.2 (of lamp) tubo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Add a few drops of ammonia to the rinse water for glass lamps, chimneys, and globes.
    • The improved draft system, utilizing a glass chimney, yielded a brighter light that burned more cleanly.
    • Candles are an inexpensive and easy-to-store lighting option, but to be safe, use them with glass chimneys.
    1.3 [Geology/Geología] chimenea (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • An offwidth is a crack which is too wide to use as a finger, hand or fist jam but too narrow to get right inside and climb as a chimney.
    • After a short crawl and a climb down a narrow chimney, South Chamber is reached.
    • Climb the obvious chimney / groove near the left hand end of the crag, stepping left at the top to finish up the steep wall above on excellent holds.

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