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oast

[ ohst ]
/ oʊst /
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noun Chiefly British.
a kiln for drying hops or malt.
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Origin of oast

before 1050; Middle English ost,Old English āst; cognate with Dutch eest

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British Dictionary definitions for oast

oast
/ (əʊst) /

noun mainly British
a kiln for drying hops
Also called: oast house a building containing such kilns, usually having a conical or pyramidal roof

Word Origin for oast

Old English āst; related to Old Norse eisa fire
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