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Definitions for ashtray
ˈæʃˌtreɪash·tray

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ashtraynoun

    a receptacle for the ash from smokers' cigars or cigarettes

Wiktionary

  1. ashtraynoun

    A receptacle for ash and butts from cigarettes and cigars.

  2. ashtraynoun

    An ace and a three as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em due to phonetic similarity with "Ace-Trey"

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  1. Ashtray

    An ashtray is a receptacle for ash and butts from cigarettes and cigars. Ashtrays are typically made of fireproof material such as glass, heat-resistant plastic, pottery, metal, or rock. The most common ashtray design is a shallow cylinder with a flat base, to rest on a table. Other ashtrays, particularly in public places, are wall mounted, and larger than standard tabletop ashtrays due to the increased use they receive. Many ashtrays have notches at the rim, to hold cigarettes and/or a cigar. In Spain, some ashtrays consist of two interlocking parts, the bottom of which is filled with water. Ashtrays are also often built into cars and dustbins, and provided in toilets and other public places. Ashtrays have been a popular advertising vehicle. Collectors look for ashtrays with clever and unusual ads, colors, shapes and sizes. Some ashtrays of the late 1940s to early 1970s were freeform vehicles for Googie styling. During the 1950s and 1960s, small personal ashtrays were part of a table setting, commonly placed on the top right-hand side, behind the wine and water glasses. An accompanying item, the silent butler, would be used to collect ashes from the ashtrays, rather than carrying the ashtrays to a trashcan.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ashtray in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ashtray in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Scott C. Holstad:

    They closed the transient 5th Avenue Motel and now where will they go? They came from all over to stay for a night or a month or whatever they could afford, however they can afford it – and now it’s gone, broken windows boarded up, chain link fence surrounding it like it’s a dog with scurvy. The transient hotel drained pale, pissing in an empty ashtray.

  2. Barry Blackwell:

    Everyone around me smoked, everyone, every room in the house had an ashtray. I don't remember anyone at school telling me it was bad. I even remember going to the doctor for a regular checkup and he'd examine me with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. It was a way of life.

  3. Greg Wallace:

    It appeared to have been underwater at some time, it had weird rust, including a rotted-out ashtray and cigarette lighter. The brake lines were badly corroded, as were the steel door bottoms. The interior was shredded and water-damaged.

  4. Marie Laguerre:

    It put me in a rage and I told him to shut up, i didn't think he'd hear me, but he did. He actually got really mad and then he threw an ashtray at me. After that, I insulted him and after that, he rushed back to punch me.

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