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ranch house

noun
1.
the house of the owner of a ranch, usually of one story and with a low-pitched roof.
2.
Also called rambler. any one-story house of the same general form, especially one built in the suburbs.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism
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Examples from the web for ranch house
  • That's what they want to be remembered by-that they lived in a ranch house.
  • They found the perfect setting-a hideous low, red ranch house.
  • The newly-renovated log-cabin ranch house has six rooms and two cabins with fireplaces, soaking tubs or private decks.
  • Accommodations include a log guest house, the main ranch house and a historic pioneer cabin.
  • Since the ranch house was typically low in scale and had a linear plan, it was easily adapted for almost every building type.
  • Please remember that this is a rustic historic ranch house and not a modern hotel.
  • The park headquarters is also located in the ranch house.
  • The old ranch house was in good repair and was given to the photo-optical division for headquarters.
Encyclopedia Article for ranch house

type of residential building, characteristically built on one level, having a low roof and a rectangular open plan, with relatively little conventional demarcation of living areas

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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