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Definition of "smokestack" [smoke•stack]

  • A large chimney or vertical pipe through which combustion vapors, gases, and smoke are discharged. (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or being firms, industries, or places involved in heavy manufacturing or in the processing of materials: smokestack industries such as steel and iron. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "smokestack" in a sentence
  • "The actual exhaust emissions come from the smokestack, which is the tall skinny tower."
  • "Comments filed with the state Department of Environmental Conservation by the group Community Advocates for Safe Emissions also called for continuous mercury emissions testing on the plant's smokestack, which is along Route 9W across from the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk middle and high schools."
  • "To the right of the hospital is a tall smokestack, which is 1802 Hays Street (in the Presidio)."