- a receptacle for tobacco ashes of smokers.
Origin of ashtray
Examples from the Web for ashtray
Contemporary Examples of ashtray
On the desk, an ashtray is filled with 23-year-old cigarette butts and a gas mask.The KGB Welcomes You to Estonia’s Hotel Viru. Please Mind the Hidden Bugs
July 31, 2014
A glass of vodka sat next to the ashtray on his night table.Almost Famous: A Father's Day Story
June 15, 2014
Dice cracks a window so he can chain-smoke Marlboro Lights, using a glass of water as an ashtray.Andrew Dice Clay on ‘Blue Jasmine,’ His Alleged Misogyny, and More
July 25, 2013
Ten thousand; two in the front, two in the back, the rest in the ashtray.Can the Holocaust be Funny?
April 6, 2013
He promptly offered an explanation for that slam and for his dismissal of Vice President Biden as “dumb as an ashtray.”Roger Ailes Couldn’t Care Less What You Think About His Obama Comments
March 20, 2013
Historical Examples of ashtray
"Can't find an ashtray," Bill muttered, seizing on something tangible.The Doorway
Evelyn E. Smith
Then he picked up a cigar out of an ashtray in front of him and lit it, waiting.The Cosmic Computer
Henry Beam Piper
He put his pipe in an ashtray and held up a long, bony finger.Anything You Can Do ...
Gordon Randall Garrett
An ashtray with a magnet in its base to hold it to the metal edge of the table.
As he lifted the ashtray there was a concerted gasp from all sides.
- a receptacle for tobacco ash, cigarette butts, etc