Definition of "oast" [oast]

  • (noun) A kiln for drying hops or malt or drying and curing tobacco.

Use "oast" in a sentence

  • "Bine is derived from "bind" the flexible stem of a plant rather than "vine"; oast may be related to an Indo-European word for "fire.""
  • "Hop to It bines, oast Hops grow on 20-foot-long plants called bines that climb a trellis of twine and wire strung from tall poles."
  • "The plants produce cone-like flowers that are picked at the end of summer and dried in an oast—a kiln-heated barn that traditionally had pointed turrets with air vents on top."

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