Definition of Oast house

1. Noun. A building containing an oast (a kiln for drying hops); usually has a conical or pyramidal roof.

Generic synonyms: House
Terms within: Oast



Definition of Oast house

1. Noun. (British) a building containing oasts, used in conjunction with hop harvesting. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oast House

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oarsmanship
oarsmanships
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oarswoman
oarswomen
oarweed
oarweeds
oary
oases
oasification
oasis
oasislike
oasitic
oast
oast house (current term)
oast houses
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oasthouse urine disease
oasthouses
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oat
oat cell
oat cell cancer
oat cell carcinoma
oat milk
oatcake
oatcakes

Literary usage of Oast house

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1. A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect and Collection of Provincialisms in Use by William Douglas Parish (1875)
"OAST-HOUSE. A place for drying hops. With respect to the origin of this word, Mr. Durrani Cooper gives the following explanation,— "As hops were introduced ..."

2. A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect and Collection of Provincialisms in Use by William Douglas Parish (1875)
"OAST-HOUSE. A place for drying hops. With respect to the origin of this word, Mr. Durrant Cooper gives the following explanation,— "As hops were introduced ..."

3. A General Dictionary of Provincialisms by William Holloway (1840)
"Haus, Germ, a OAST-HOUSE, HOP- Shouse, Heuse, OAST. 3 Dutch. (Hops were originally introduced into England from Flanders, and the kiln for drying them on ..."

4. Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of by Sussex Archaeological Society (1864)
"At the south-west angle of the oast-house there is a break in the line, apparently made for the purpose of obtaining access to the kitchen-garden of the ..."

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