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safe house

a dwelling or building whose conventional appearance makes it a safe or inconspicuous place for hiding, taking refuge, or carrying on clandestine activities.
Origin of safe house
First recorded in 1960-65 Unabridged
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  • Emma wanted to bribe her servant with a present, but it would be better to find some safe house at Yonville.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • All the officers, who have pledged themselves to assist my undertaking, are concealed in a safe house rented for this purpose.

  • So far as I could learn, the Stopfords had given no ornaments to state or church, but theirs was pre-eminently a safe house.

  • She generally regards the school as a safe house of detention, a sort of day nursery of larger growth.

    Little Aliens

    Myra Kelly
British Dictionary definitions for safe house

safe house

a place used secretly by undercover agents, terrorists, etc, as a meeting place or refuge
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