Definition of oast house in English:

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oast house

Pronunciation: /ˈəʊsthaʊs/


A building containing an oast, typically built of brick in a conical shape with a cowl on top.
Example sentences
  • The Prince was presented with a pewter ink well and desk tidy, shaped like an oast house.
  • This development has one building which looks rather like a replica oast house, other houses have interesting cobbles and flint, and all in all each house looks different.
  • Strangely familiar, yet dramatically new, a form of abstract post-modernism brought a new play on architectural simile - ‘it's like a barn, an oast house, but with a twist’.

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