[ ohst-hous ]

noun,plural oast-hous·es [ohst-hou-ziz]. /ˈoʊstˌhaʊ zɪz/. Chiefly British.
  1. a building housing several oasts.

Origin of oast-house

First recorded in 1755–65

Words Nearby oast-house

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How to use oast-house in a sentence

  • The road which we were using ran at right angles into a better-class way by the side of an old oast-house.

    Berry And Co. | Dornford Yates
  • As we drew up at the fatal corner, the others came out of the oast-house to see what was making the noise.

    Berry And Co. | Dornford Yates
  • Then the lady showed us the Danejohn, and it was like an oast-house.

    The Wouldbegoods | E. Nesbit
  • As he closed the shutter, the oast-house seemed dark before the day's end, and he lit the candle in the lanthorn.

    Puck of Pook's Hill | Rudyard Kipling
  • Not for nothing had he watched the men thatching the oast-house by the Medway.

    Harding's luck | E. [Edith] Nesbit