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town house

or townhouse

noun
1.
a house in the city, especially as distinguished from a house in the country owned by the same person.
2.
a luxurious house in a large city, occupied entirely by one family.
3.
one of a row of houses joined by common sidewalls.
Origin of town house
1520-1530
1520-30
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  • A fascinating old curiosity shop in an old house that was once the town house of the Duke of Kent.

  • I will tell you now that I don't even know where is the Earl's town house.

    The O'Ruddy Stephen Crane
  • South of the town house on Fairfax stood the jail, stocks, and whipping post for the use of those who failed to keep the law.

    Seaport in Virginia Gay Montague Moore
  • He is at your town house now, and can leave by the ten-o'clock train.'

  • Drive me to the town house where I was bound when that hoss of yours run away with me.

  • To be sure, Robin must have a town house now he was married.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
  • For some reason their town house was objectionable, and Mount Dunstan was without attractions.

    The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • In later years this became the town house of the Poltimore family.

    Exeter Sidney Heath
  • Finally Mr. Shchapoff carried his family to his town house for much-needed change of air.

British Dictionary definitions for town house

town house

noun
1.
a terraced house in an urban area, esp a fashionable one, often having the main living room on the first floor with an integral garage on the ground floor
2.
a person's town residence as distinct from his country residence
3.
another name (now chiefly Scot) for town hall
4.
(US & Canadian) Also called row house, (chiefly Brit) terraced house. a house that is part of a terrace
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