a receptacle in the bottom of a fireplace, under a barbecue, or the like, for the accumulation of .
Historical Examples

There is a heavy hand-hewn stone sink and a copper caldron with its own firebox and ashpit.
Seaport in Virginia Gay Montague Moore

His having lived six months in ashpit Place was a case in point.
The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler

He knew that here he was not on his own ashpit, as they say in the Five Towns.
The Regent E. Arnold Bennett

Draught is regulated in the ashpit by opening or closing the bottom door of the furnace and by the damper on the smoke shaft.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7 Various

You was starin’ up at the sky at a lark—I was going to the ashpit—and I heard you say softly to yourself, ‘Bird, thou never wert.’
Dimbie and I–and Amelia Mabel Barnes-Grundy

His duty was to keep the furnaces always at the same heat, and the water in the ashpit always at the same level.
Michael Faraday J. H. Gladstone

Henery gazed into the ashpit, and smiled volumes of ironical knowledge.
Far from the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy

It is composed of a double cylinder of copper or cast-iron l, l, having a grate b (see plan), an ashpit at d (section).
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure

Children—and sometimes old children—think that a little hag resides in the ashpit beside the fire.
English As We Speak It in Ireland P. W. Joyce

Meanwhile the police court seems to me as necessary a part of our equipment as a sewage works or an ashpit.
The Law and the Poor Edward Abbott Parry

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