pie safe


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

Examples of pie safe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Porcelain pullout shelves were used to increase surface sizes, while wire shelves added to the air circulation within, much like a pie safe. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 29 Dec. 2022 To bring autumnal coziness to a vintage pie safe or hutch, look to an antique scale chockfull of gourds. Shelby Deering, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pie safe was in 1887

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“Pie safe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pie%20safe. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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