oast

oast

[ohst]
noun Chiefly British.
a kiln for drying hops or malt.

Origin:
before 1050; Middle English ost, Old English āst; cognate with Dutch eest

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oast (əʊst)
 
n
1.  a kiln for drying hops
2.  Also called: oast house a building containing such kilns, usually having a conical or pyramidal roof
 
[Old English āst; related to Old Norse eisa fire]

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