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[skool-hous] /ˈskulˌhaʊs/
noun, plural schoolhouses
[skool-hou-ziz] /ˈskulˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a building in which a school is conducted.
Origin of schoolhouse
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English scolehous. See school1, house Unabridged
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  • These, in turn, leaned gingerly on a sad-colored schoolhouse.
  • But the godly farmers hitched ninety yoke of oxen to the abolition schoolhouse and dragged it into the middle of the swamp.
  • The windows of the schoolhouse have been thrown open, and life let in with the sunlight.
  • Here you can visit the depot, filled with train memorabilia, and step inside the vintage drugstore and schoolhouse.
  • Now the land almost swallows up the sagging old schoolhouse, its shingles peeling off the roof.
  • Wise schooling may indeed be the missing key to the schoolhouse door.
  • Its exterior, red brick and whitewashed wooden trim, evokes a schoolhouse.
  • There in a one-room schoolhouse he had learned his lessons, in the days before the destruction of the public-school system.
  • Before they built their church, even, they built that schoolhouse.
  • Who knew that these days the little red schoolhouse is somewhere in the ether.
British Dictionary definitions for schoolhouse


a building used as a school, esp a rural school
a house attached to a school
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