- a house built of strips of sod, laid like brickwork, and used especially by settlers on the Great Plains, when timber was scarce.
Origin of sod house
First recorded in 1825–35
Also called soddie, soddy.
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Examples from the Web for sod house
The mob was beginning to gather for the storming of the sod-house.
Their taunts followed Roberts as he stepped back into the sod-house.
The door of the sod-house had opened, and the Ranger and his prisoner stood in front of it.
And occasionally blue smoke could be seen curling up from some sod-house chimney.How John Became a Man
Isabel C. Byrum
The ground had been frozen for five months, so sod-house building had been temporarily abandoned.The Conquest