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oast

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Pronunciation: /əʊst
 
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Definition of oast in English:

noun

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

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with oast

boast, coast, ghost, host, most, post, roast, toast

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