from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large chimney or vertical pipe through which combustion vapors, gases, and smoke are discharged.
- adj. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A conduit or group of conduits atop a structure allowing smoke to flow out.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A chimney; esp., a pipe serving as a chimney, as the pipe which carries off the smoke of a locomotive, the funnel of a steam vessel, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pipe, usually of sheet-iron, through which the smoke and gases of combustion from a steam-boiler are discharged into the open air. See cut under passenger-engine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large tall chimney through which combustion gases and smoke can be evacuated
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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).
The smokestack is the final leg of the nearly nine-month demolition job that was overseen by state environmental inspectors.
This power plant was built in 1971 and at that time the smokestack was the highest in the world but that claim to fame has now been superceded and although it is
The Dow, then made up of 12 "smokestack" companies, made its debut on May 26, 1896.
Wait, Stack as in "smokestack" as in smokestacks on the moon?
MZG is based on an index composed of companies in "smokestack" industries that process raw materials into physical goods that are sold into industrial and consumer markets.
It is spending the summer trying to work out how many jobs might be transferred from "smokestack" sectors in decline, such as the North Sea oil and gas industry.
But the US Chamber of Commerce, which represents America's "smokestack" industries and the oil industry, all of which face higher costs, is trenchantly opposed - arguing that it will end with companies moving production and jobs abroad.