Definition of ashtray
: a receptacle for tobacco ashes and for cigar and cigarette butts
Recent Examples of ashtray from the Web
The table holds an old Velvet pipe and cigarette tobacco can and a sizable ashtray.
Who knows, maybe by sticking around, Dimon will be able to convince Trump to change his mind about treating the Earth like an ashtray.
Their reviews focus on a different set of criteria: Did any ashtrays appear on screen?
The desertscape even resembles one of those classy outdoor ashtrays.
Ashtrays should be set on something sturdy and hard to ignite, like an end table.
While talking to the driver, the officer smelled marijuana and saw a lit joint in the ashtray.
Yes, smokers were there, smokers with personal ashtrays.
Three filled capsules, which tested positive for codeine, were located in an ashtray, police said.
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First Known Use of ashtray
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Definition of ashtray for English Language Learners
: a small dish or other small container that is used for throwing away used cigarettes and cigars and their ashes
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