from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a receptacle fitted beneath the grate in which ashes collect and are removed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pan under the grate of a boiler or other fire, into which ashes and clinker may fall and be caught when the fire is sliced or the fireplace cleaned.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a receptacle fitted beneath the grate in which ashes collect and are removed
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