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[spring-hous] /ˈsprɪŋˌhaʊs/
noun, plural springhouses
[spring-hou-ziz] /ˈsprɪŋˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a small storehouse built over a spring or part of a brook, for keeping such foods as meat and dairy products cool and fresh.
Origin of springhouse
1745-55, Americanism; spring + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A springhouse (L) stands at the entrance to the ear-shaped site.

    North Dakota Various
  • Johnnie an' me was gettin' you out of the springhouse and away in the machine.

    The Power and the Glory Grace MacGowan Cooke
  • Night was coming fast across Lost Valley, while the tree-toads out by the springhouse set up their nightly chorus.

    Tharon of Lost Valley Vingie E. Roe
  • Then he went to the springhouse by the well, and filled the little bottle with milk from the big can.

    Half-Past Seven Stories Robert Gordon Anderson
  • Suddenly, a vast host of little folk issued from the grass plat along the slope toward the springhouse.

    Old Farm Fairies: Henry Christopher McCook
  • Lovely flocks of rose-breasted grosbeaks were here yesterday in the high elms above the springhouse.

  • She had despatched Katy and Jane to the springhouse after milk and butter.

  • And that cave was the one whar my Mammy kept her milk and butter--the springhouse whar they put you in prison.

    The Power and the Glory Grace MacGowan Cooke
  • I bent over and examined my couch; it was the old slab shelf of the springhouse.

  • One of the children brought it from the springhouse, and the young adventurers drank freely and with a good relish.

    The Lost Army Thomas W. Knox
British Dictionary definitions for springhouse


a storehouse built over a spring for keeping dairy products and meat cool and fresh
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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