Chimney breast

Chimney breast
In this case a brick chimney breast

A chimney breast is a portion of a wall which projects forward over a fireplace.[1] Chimney jambs similarly project from the wall, but they do so on either side of the fireplace and serve to support the chimney breast.[2] The interior of a chimney breast is commonly filled with brickwork or concrete.[3]

References

  1. ^ Jack Stroud Foster; Roger Greeno (2007). Structure and Fabric. Prentice Hall. p. 190. ISBN 0131970941. http://books.google.ca/books?id=mhYCsyHvdTIC&dq=chimney+breast. 
  2. ^ Stephen Emmitt; Christopher A. Gorse, Robin Barry (2005). Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings. Wiley-Blackwell. p. 562. ISBN 1405110554. http://books.google.ca/books?id=a1a3EHjQnFgC&dq=chimney+breast&lr=&source=gbs_navlinks_s. 
  3. ^ Hugh Chisholm, ed. Encyclopædia Britannica (11 ed.). p. 527. 

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  • Chimney-breast — Chim ney breast , n. (Arch.) The horizontal projection of a chimney from the wall in which it is built; commonly applied to its projection in the inside of a building only. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chimney breast — n BrE the part of a wall in a room that encloses a chimney …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chimney breast — ► NOUN ▪ a part of an interior wall that projects to surround a chimney …   English terms dictionary

  • chimney breast — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms chimney breast : singular chimney breast plural chimney breasts British the part of a wall that sticks out into a room above the fireplace and contains the chimney …   English dictionary

  • chimney-breast — see chimney breast …   English dictionary

  • chimney breast — n. wall that surrounds a chimney; protruding section of a chimney …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chimney breast — a part of a chimney or fireplace that projects out from the wall, usually inside the building. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • chimney breast — noun a part of an interior wall that projects to surround a chimney …   English new terms dictionary

  • chimney breast — noun (C) BrE the part of a wall in a room that encloses a chimney …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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