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ash pan

[′ash ‚pan]
(engineering)
A metal receptacle beneath a fireplace or furnace grating for collection and removal of ashes.
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Ash pans are a common optional feature, but many stove shoppers demand an ash pan on the assumption that it will make ash removal easier and neater.
Burning embers from a locomotive's stack, or live coals that fell from the ash pans onto the tinder-strewn right-of-way, would cause the dry wood to blaze.