- 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 ashpit
His having lived six months in Ashpit Place was a case in point.The Way of All Flesh
He knew that here he was not on his own ashpit, as they say in the Five Towns.The Regent
E. Arnold Bennett
Henery gazed into the ashpit, and smiled volumes of ironical knowledge.Far from the Madding Crowd
Draught is regulated in the ashpit by opening or closing the bottom door of the furnace and by the damper on the smoke shaft.
There is a heavy hand-hewn stone sink and a copper caldron with its own firebox and ashpit.Seaport in Virginia
Gay Montague Moore