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town house

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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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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Word Origin and History for townhouse
n.

1825, "residence in a town," from town + house (n.). As a type of suburban attached housing, c.1968, American English.

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