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[sem-ee-di-tacht, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i dɪˈtætʃt, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
partly detached.
of or relating to a house joined by a party wall to another house or row of houses.
Origin of semidetached
1855-60; semi- + detached
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semidetachment, noun Unabridged
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  • The jolt jerks up its passengers in the semidetached steerage.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • The city is a coalition of semidetached groups, each of which has a unity of its own.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • A greatly overgrown hoof may be quickly shortened with sharp nippers and the sole freed of semidetached flakes of horn.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
British Dictionary definitions for semidetached


  1. (of a building) joined to another on one side by a common wall
  2. (as noun): they live in a suburban semidetached
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