oast house


oast house
n (esp BrE)
a building containing a special oven for drying hops (= plants used for giving a special flavour to beer). It has an unusual shape, with a round pointed roof. There are a lot of oast houses in the county of Kent and many of them have been converted into private houses.

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  • oast-house — /ˈoʊst haʊs/ (say ohst hows) noun a building containing an oast …   Australian English dictionary


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