Definition of oast in English:

oast

noun

  • A kiln used for drying hops.

    • ‘As you go towards the house, the oast is on the right and there is an agricultural barn straight ahead.’

Origin

Old English āst (originally denoting any kiln), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch eest, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘burn’.

Pronunciation

oast

/oʊst//ōst/