long house

or long·house



a communal dwelling, especially of the Iroquois and various other North American Indian peoples, consisting of a wooden, bark-covered framework often as much as 100 feet (30.5 meters) in length.

Nearby words

  1. long gyrus of insula,
  2. long haul,
  3. long hop,
  4. long horn,
  5. long horse,
  6. long hundredweight,
  7. long in the tooth,
  8. long iron,
  9. long island,
  10. long island iced tea

Origin of long house

First recorded in 1615–25

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British Dictionary definitions for long house

long house


a long communal dwelling of the Iroquois and other North American Indian peoples. It often served as a council house as well
a long dwelling found in other parts of the world, such as Borneo
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