noun, U.S. History.
a three-day fire in Chicago, Ill., in 1871 that largely destroyed the city and took several hundred lives.
noun 1. a city in NE Illinois, S of Chicago.
- Chicago overcoat
noun phrase A coffin: A Chicago overcoat is what blasting would get you (1920s+)
noun 1. a town in NE Illinois.
noun 1. a group of Chicago architects active between c1880 and c1910 and known for major developments in skyscraper design and for experiments in a modern architectural style appropriate especially to business and industrial buildings: two of the best-known members were Louis Sullivan and John Wellborn Root.