Definition of lamp chimney in English:

lamp chimney


  • A glass cylinder positioned over the wick of an oil lamp or candlestick to encircle and provide a draft for the flame.

    • ‘The scene is set in Higgins' laboratory, in which can be found a phonograph, laryngoscope, organ pipes, singing lamp chimneys, tuning forks, etc.’
    • ‘A torch arcs through the darkness, lands on the clinic's roof sputtering like the moth in the lamp chimney.’