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ashtray

[ash-trey] /ˈæʃˌtreɪ/
noun
1.
a receptacle for tobacco ashes of smokers.
Origin of ashtray
1885-1890
1885-90; ash1 + tray1
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ashtray

/ˈæʃˌtreɪ/
noun
1.
a receptacle for tobacco ash, cigarette butts, etc
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n.

1857 as a receptacle for smokers' ashes, from ash (n.1) + tray.

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