Definition of oast house in English:

oast house

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Pronunciation: /ˈəʊsthaʊs
 
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noun

  • A building containing an oast, typically built of brick in a conical shape with a cowl on top.
    More 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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