from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A short, usually earthenware pipe placed on the top of a chimney to improve the draft.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A short earthenware pipe, placed on top of a chimney to improve the draft. A chimney cowl / terminal can be fixed over a chimney, if required.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a cylinder of earthenware or sheet metal placed at the top of a chimney which rises above the roof.


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