mud room

noun
a vestibule or other area in a house, in which wet and muddy clothes or footwear are removed.
Also, mudroom.


Origin:
1945–50

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Residential floor plans may be designed to permit loading the unit from an
  isolated hall or mud room.
The bed and breakfast has cycle sheds and a mud room for damp hikers' equipment.
The guest house offers a mud room for your wet hiking gear and secure storage
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