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lower school

  1. a school that is preparatory to one on a more advanced level.
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Origin of lower school

First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for lower school

Historical Examples

  • A noise was heard on the stairs, and in flocked the lower-school.

    Eric, or Little by Little

    Frederic W. Farrar

British Dictionary definitions for lower school

lower school

  1. the younger pupils in a secondary school, usually those in the first three or four year groups
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