schoorsteen

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch schoorsteen, equivalent to schoren (to support) +‎ steen (stone), originally meaning a fireplace supporting a smoke channel, like the word chimney.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsxoːr.steːn/
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  • Hyphenation: schoor‧steen

NounEdit

schoorsteen m (plural schoorstenen, diminutive schoorsteentje n)

  1. A chimney (vertical tube or hollow column; a flue).
  2. The smokestack of a steamboat or steam locomotive.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: skoorsteen
  • West Frisian: skoarstien (calque)