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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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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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