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ashpit

[ash-pit]
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noun
  1. a receptacle in the bottom of a fireplace, under a barbecue, or the like, for the accumulation of ashes.

Origin of ashpit

First recorded in 1790–1800; ash1 + pit1
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Examples from the Web for ashpits

Historical Examples

  • It involves the keeping dean of flues, ashpits and especially the fires themselves.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7

    Various


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