- one of a row of houses having uniform, or nearly uniform, plans and fenestration and usually having a uniform architectural treatment, as in certain housing developments.
- a house having at least one side wall in common with a neighboring dwelling.
Origin of row house
First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for row-house
But my second thought was about the row-house neighborhood I grew up in, in Philadelphia.Those Left Behind
May 29, 2012
- US and Canadian a house that is part of a terraceAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): terraced house
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Word Origin and History for row-house
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