Definition of ashtray in English:


Line breaks: ash|tray
Pronunciation: /ˈaʃtreɪ


  • A small receptacle for tobacco ash and cigarette ends.
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    • The idea is that smokers use the ashtrays instead of dropping cigarette ends on the streets, saving the council thousands of pounds in clean-up bills.
    • The artwork, made up of empty bottles, cigarette boxes, full ashtrays and paint tins was put together by Damien Hirst.
    • Three years ago he created an impromptu piece in a gallery window - it included empty bottles, cigarette boxes and filthy ashtrays.

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