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town house

or townhouse

a house in the city, especially as distinguished from a house in the country owned by the same person.
a luxurious house in a large city, occupied entirely by one family.
one of a row of houses joined by common sidewalls.
Origin of town house
First recorded in 1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • People said that this was because the Nûñnĕ′hĭ had a townhouse and a fire under the mountain.

    Myths of the Cherokee James Mooney
  • We met them and they brought us to their townhouse, but they never hurt us.

    Myths of the Cherokee James Mooney
  • They began a dance—some say it was the Feather dance—and went round and round the townhouse, praying to the spirits to help them.

    Myths of the Cherokee James Mooney
  • They were frightened and drew near together in the townhouse, and no one whispered.

    Myths of the Cherokee James Mooney
  • The townhouse is also very nobly built, with a high tower to it.

British Dictionary definitions for townhouse

town house

a terraced house in an urban area, esp a fashionable one, often having the main living room on the first floor with an integral garage on the ground floor
a person's town residence as distinct from his country residence
another name (now chiefly Scot) for town hall
(US & Canadian) Also called row house, (chiefly Brit) terraced house. a house that is part of a terrace
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Word Origin and History for townhouse

1825, "residence in a town," from town + house (n.). As a type of suburban attached housing, c.1968, American English.

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