chimney n

ME < OFr cheminée, fireplace, chimney < late L. caminus, furnace, forge, oven.

  1. Flue; fireplace passage; brick structure that conveys smoke out of a room; vertical stone channel by which the smoke from a fire escapes from a building.
  2. Phrase. “chimney corner”: fireside place; side of a hearth; corner of an open fireplace; seat on each end of the fire grate; [fig.] cozy nook [see corner, n.].