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See also: ash pit


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ash +‎ pit


ashpit (plural ashpits)

  1. A pit for the disposal of ashes.
    • James Joyce, An Encounter
      I hid my books in the long grass near the ashpit at the end of the garden where nobody ever came and hurried along the canal bank.
  2. (rail transport) a pit between the rails where a steam locomotive can drop its fire at the end of a day's work, before going "on shed".