ashtray

[ash-trey]
noun
a receptacle for tobacco ashes of smokers.

Origin:
1885–90; ash1 + tray

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ashtray (ˈæʃˌtreɪ)
 
n
a receptacle for tobacco ash, cigarette butts, etc

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ashtray
1887, from ash (1) + tray.
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Example sentences
Next to him, beneath a prominent no-smoking sign, sits an ashtray filled with
  cigarette ends.
But by the same argument, so is a seashell or a goldfish or an ashtray.
It seems odd that she has a cheerful ashtray with a mouselike creature attached.
Whether a driver smokes or not, the fact that an automobile has a bad ashtray
  says quite a lot about its interior design.
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