Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Chimney cap
Alternate name: Chimney hood

A cornice forming a crowning termination of a chimney; a covering that shelters the opening at the top of a chimney from rain and snow but permits gaseous products to escape

Commonly found in Tudor Revival style

Should not be confused with
chimney pot

Examples from Buffalo architecture

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