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Webster 1913 Edition


Smokejack

Smoke′jackˊ

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Noun.
A contrivance for turning a spit by means of a fly or wheel moved by the current of ascending air in a chimney.

Definition 2021


smokejack

smokejack

English

Noun

smokejack (plural smokejacks)

  1. A device for turning a spit by means of a fly or wheel moved by the current of ascending air in a chimney.
    • 1871 Thomas Hardy "Desperate Remedies"
      Minute recurrent sounds prevailed -- the click of the smoke-jack, the flap of the flames, and the light touches of the women's slippers upon the floor.

Alternative forms

  • smoke-jack