oast

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noun \ˈōst\

Definition of oast

  1. :  a usually conical kiln used for drying hops, malt, or tobacco —called also oast*house, \-ˌhau̇s\

Origin and Etymology of oast

Middle English ost, from Old English āst; akin to Middle Dutch eest kiln, Latin aestus heat, aestas summer — more at edify


First Known Use: before 12th century

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