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[skool-hous] /ˈskulˌhaʊs/
noun, plural schoolhouses
[skool-hou-ziz] /ˈskulˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a building in which a school is conducted.
Origin of schoolhouse
late Middle English
First recorded in 1400-50, schoolhouse is from the late Middle English word scolehous. See school1, house Unabridged
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  • With a careless nod to Halbert, she took Robert's arm, and left the schoolhouse.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • I have never had to sweep out the schoolhouse since the time you know of.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • They took each other's hands, and went towards the schoolhouse.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • But when he got there he found that the schoolhouse had not yet been completed.

  • It is a schoolhouse for lovers, and we are lovers in the making.

    The Golden Fountain Lilian Staveley
British Dictionary definitions for schoolhouse


a building used as a school, esp a rural school
a house attached to a school
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