pie safe

noun

Definition of pie safe

: a cupboard whose doors have decoratively pierced tin panels for ventilation

First Known Use of pie safe

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Pie safe.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pie%20safe. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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