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oast

[ohst] /oʊst/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
a kiln for drying hops or malt.
Origin
1050
before 1050; Middle English ost, Old English āst; cognate with Dutch eest
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oast

/əʊst/
noun (mainly Brit)
1.
a kiln for drying hops
2.
Also called oast house. a building containing such kilns, usually having a conical or pyramidal roof
Word Origin
Old English āst; related to Old Norse eisa fire
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