Definitions

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  • n. The lantern, louvre, or covering placed in the ridge of a hall roof for the purpose of ventilation or letting out the smoke of the fire kindled on a central hearth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A lantern, or louver covering, placed on a roof, for ventilation or escape of smoke.

Etymologies

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From Old English, originally fumerell; from Old French fumeraille, Latin fumus (smoke).

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