ash·​tray | \ ˈash-ˌtrā How to pronounce ashtray (audio) \

Definition of ashtray

: a receptacle for tobacco ashes and for cigar and cigarette butts

Examples of ashtray in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But there is also the rotary dial/selector in the center console, with handwriting recognition built into its shallow, dished surface, like a glass ashtray. Dan Neil, WSJ, 17 June 2022 There was also a roach in the center console ashtray. John Benson, cleveland, 24 May 2022 After the officer mentioned the odor, the driver allowed the officer to search the Jeep, which had roaches in the ashtray and a glass marijuana pipe in the center compartment. John Benson, cleveland, 26 Apr. 2022 Before police had a chance to ask about the odor of marijuana in the truck, the driver -- a 19-year-old Parma Heights man -- handed over the roach from the ashtray. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 7 Apr. 2022 Some other highlights include an optimistic 100-mph speedometer and an ashtray in the center console. Carlos Lago, Car and Driver, 7 Apr. 2022 During a search of the Kia, police found the door marijuana, as well as roaches in the ashtray, a jar of marijuana, rolling papers and a pipe shaped like an owl. John Benson, cleveland, 8 Mar. 2022 As Danny pushed cigarette butts around an ashtray on the windowsill, his phone rang. Longreads, 8 May 2019 Sitting atop an immaculate glass coffee table was an overflowing ashtray and a small pile of hardcover books, the top one of which teased a history of tramp steamers. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ashtray

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Ashtray.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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