ashtray
noun Date: 1876 a receptacle for tobacco ashes and for cigar and cigarette butts

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ashtray — 1857 as a receptacle for smokers ashes, from ASH (Cf. ash) (1) + TRAY (Cf. tray) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ashtray — [ash′trā΄] n. a container for smokers tobacco ashes and cigarette butts, etc.: also ash tray …   English World dictionary

  • Ashtray — An ashtray is a receptacle for ash and butts from cigarettes and cigars of tobacco and Cannabis (drug). Ashtrays are typically made of glass, pottery, or metal. The most common ashtray design is a shallow cylinder with a flat base, to rest on a… …   Wikipedia

  • ashtray — UK [ˈæʃˌtreɪ] / US [ˈæʃtreɪ] noun [countable] Word forms ashtray : singular ashtray plural ashtrays a small flat container where people who smoke put ash and the cigarettes they have finished smoking …   English dictionary

  • ashtray — [[t]æ̱ʃtreɪ[/t]] ashtrays N COUNT An ashtray is a small dish in which smokers can put the ash from their cigarettes and cigars …   English dictionary

  • ashtray — /ˈæʃtreɪ / (say ashtray) noun a small tray, saucer, or bowl for tobacco ash …   Australian English dictionary

  • ashtray — /ash tray /, n. a receptacle for tobacco ashes of smokers. [1885 90; ASH1 + TRAY] * * * …   Universalium

  • ashtray — noun /ˈæʃtɹeɪ/ a) A receptacle for ash and butts from cigarettes and cigars. b) An ace and a three as a starting hand in Texas hold em due to phonetic similarity with Ace Trey See Also: cinerary …   Wiktionary

  • ashtray — ash|tray S3 [ˈæʃtreı] n ↑cigarette a small dish where you put used cigarettes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ashtray — ash|tray [ æʃtreı ] noun count a small flat container where people who smoke put ASH and the cigarettes they have finished smoking …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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