noun, plural oast-hous·es [ohst-hou-ziz] /ˈoʊstˌhaʊ zɪz/. Chiefly British.

a building housing several oasts.

Nearby words

  1. oas,
  2. oasean,
  3. oasis,
  4. oasitic,
  5. oast,
  6. oastler,
  7. oat,
  8. oat cell,
  9. oat cell carcinoma,
  10. oat grass

Origin of oast-house

First recorded in 1755–65

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Examples from the Web for oast-house

  • Then the lady showed us the Danejohn, and it was like an oast-house.

  • 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
  • Not for nothing had he watched the men thatching the oast-house by the Medway.

    Harding's luck|E. [Edith] 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