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station house

a police station or fire station.
Origin of station house
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for station house
Historical Examples
  • Both got away somewhere between Worden's and the station house.

    Frank Merriwell's Pursuit Burt L. Standish
  • Grace had started toward the station house while she was speaking.

  • The night we talked to Morley in the station house, I got it.

    The Winning Clue

    James Hay, Jr.
  • I got there just as the patrol wagon left, and I came on to the station house.

    The Boy from the Ranch

    Frank V. Webster
  • The old fence had meanwhile been taken to the station house by an officer.

    The Boy Broker Frank A. Munsey
  • Like the men, the women had to identify themselves or go to the station house.

    My Life Josiah Flynt
  • The station house as we drove up hid the train from us, and hid us from it.

    A Summer's Outing Carter H. Harrison
  • "Go to the station house," and he spoke in cruel, hard tones.

  • The "snide" was led back to the station house and put in a cell.

  • It would be the station house, after all, though not by way of arrest.

    A Sunny Little Lass

    Evelyn Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for station house

station house

(mainly US) a house that is situated by or serves as a station, esp as a police or fire station
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