Definition of oast in English:


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Pronunciation: /əʊst


  • A kiln used for drying hops.
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    • As you go towards the house, the oast is on the right and there is an agricultural barn straight ahead.


Old English āst (originally denoting any kiln), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch eest, from an Indo-European root meaning 'burn'.

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