- a building behind the main building, often serving a subsidiary purpose.
- a privy; outhouse.
Origin of backhouse
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Examples from the Web for backhouse
It is said by Backhouse, that his parties killed thirty, and captured five.
Broadfoot, Backhouse, and Fenwick rallied and reanimated them.Our Soldiers
"My friend Mr. Backhouse," said Lowndes, introducing the red-nosed man.
I'm sorry to trouble you, Mr. Backhouse, but can you tell me where I can find him?
Backhouse limped out, shutting the door, and they were alone.
- Canadian another word for outhouse
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