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  1. a receptacle in the bottom of a fireplace, under a barbecue, or the like, for the accumulation of ashes.
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Origin of ashpit

First recorded in 1790–1800; ash1 + pit1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ash-pit

Historical Examples of ash-pit

  • "Nobody makes a window into an ash-pit," said the voice, rather sadly.

    At the Back of the North Wind

    George MacDonald

  • Outside, by an ash-pit, he found a bucket and half-buried shovel.

    Mountain Blood

    Joseph Hergesheimer

  • 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.

  • "The ash-pit and the fowl-houses," replied Bill, picking up his reins.

    Mount Music

    E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross