- a receptacle in the bottom of a fireplace, under a barbecue, or the like, for the accumulation of ashes.
Origin of ashpit
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Examples from the Web for ash-pit
"Nobody makes a window into an ash-pit," said the voice, rather sadly.At the Back of the North Wind
Outside, by an ash-pit, he found a bucket and half-buried shovel.Mountain Blood
The furnace is formed in three pieces; a dome, a body, and an ash-pit.
The one apprentice made a snap at it with the shears, but he fell into the ash-pit.A Picture-book of Merry Tales
"The ash-pit and the fowl-houses," replied Bill, picking up his reins.Mount Music
E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross