Flue vs Chimney - What's the difference?

flue | chimney |


As nouns the difference between flue and chimney

is that flue is a pipe or duct that carries gaseous combustion products away from the point of combustion (such as a furnace) while chimney is a vertical tube or hollow column used to emit environmentally polluting gaseous and solid matter (including but not limited to by-products of burning carbon or hydro-carbon based fuels); a flue.

As a verb chimney is

(climbing) to negotiate a chimney (sense #4) by pushing against the sides with back, feet, hands, etc.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

flue

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A pipe or duct that carries gaseous combustion products away from the point of combustion (such as a furnace).
  • An enclosed passageway in which to direct air or other gaseous current along.
  • A woolly or downy substance; down, nap. Also pl.'' bits of down. ''Obs.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    chimney

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A vertical tube or hollow column used to emit environmentally polluting gaseous and solid matter (including but not limited to by-products of burning carbon or hydro-carbon based fuels); a flue.
  • * 1883:
  • Our chimney was a square hole in the roof: it was but a little part of the smoke that found its way out, and the rest eddied about the house, and kept us coughing and piping the eye.
  • The glass flue surrounding the flame of an oil lamp.
  • (British) The smokestack of a steam locomotive.
  • A narrow cleft in a rock face; a narrow vertical cave passage.
  • Derived terms

    * chimney pot * chimney stack * chimney sweep * chimney-money * chimney-duty

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (climbing) To negotiate a chimney (sense #4) by pushing against the sides with back, feet, hands, etc.
  • See also

    * cowl * fireplace * flaunching * flue * smokestack * stove English refractory feminine rhymes