Definition of oast house in English:

oast house

noun

  • A building containing an oast, typically built of brick in a conical shape with a cowl on top.

    • ‘It was a white converted oast house down a long country lane - a plain rectangular building with high ceilings.’
    • ‘Strangely familiar, yet dramatically new, a form of abstract post-modernism brought a new play on architectural simile - ‘it's like a barn, an oast house, but with a twist’.’
    • ‘The Prince was presented with a pewter ink well and desk tidy, shaped like an oast house.’
    • ‘This development has one building which looks rather like a replica oast house, other houses have interesting cobbles and flint, and all in all each house looks different.’
    • ‘Adam, who writes in the oast house across the yard, ambles across for lunch which is pretty much totally home produced.’

Pronunciation:

oast house

/ˈəʊsthaʊs/