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station house

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noun
  1. a police station or fire station.

Origin of station house

First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for station house

Historical Examples

  • "I'll just take you to the station-house," declared the officer.

    The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair

    Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')

  • Fanny stood on the platform in front of the station-house, waiting for the return of Kate.

    Hope and Have

    Oliver Optic

  • Already he imagined he could feel the cozy warmth of the station-house.

  • The only inhabitants now are in the station-house and the graveyard.

    Desert Dust

    Edwin L. Sabin

  • Did you get a policeman to put her into the station-house on the mortal plane?

    The Faith Doctor

    Edward Eggleston


British Dictionary definitions for station house

station house

noun
  1. mainly US a house that is situated by or serves as a station, esp as a police or fire station
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