American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A receptacle for tobacco ashes and cigarette and cigar butts.
- n. A receptacle for ash and butts from cigarettes and cigars.
- n. poker slang An ace and a three as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em due to phonetic similarity with "Ace-Trey"
- n. a receptacle for the ash from smokers' cigars or cigarettes
“Guess I should think about getting a new one, but the 50 pesos I keep in the ashtray is my temporary insurance in the meantime.”
“It is NOT the fault of the ideas but the form they are presented (i.e. steak served in ashtray).”
“These are not astronomical sums, obviously, but it means that any silver coin in the ashtray is no longer enough to park for even the shortest duration.”
“He sits on the eighth step, places a porcelain ashtray to the side of his bare feet and lights an American Spirit.”
“Ravenswood Antique Mall has several sweet selections, but one thing that jumped off the shelf at me was a small Heath Ceramics ashtray from the 50's.”
“A thief took two cotton towels, two hand towels and an ashtray from a Motel 6 in the 100 block of Airport Freeway on Monday.”
“She wants things a boy never will: the dried flowers from her mother’s bouquet, the glass ashtray from the honeymoon hotel, the telling (over and over again) of the way her father insisted to the charge nurse that there had to be, somewhere on that maternity ward, a private room for his wife.”
“I make sure my car’s ashtray is full of quarters for parking meters, and then I put the excess, and all smaller coins, in a piggy bank, which I take to Coinstar when full.”
“His favorite glass held a pint of vodka tonic; his ashtray was a Fijian kava bowl.”
“Next to the ashtray was his customary can of Coke.”
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