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outbuilding

[ out-bil-ding ]
/ ˈaʊtˌbɪl dɪŋ /
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noun

a detached building subordinate to a main building.

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Origin of outbuilding

First recorded in 1620–30; out- + building

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British Dictionary definitions for outbuilding

outbuilding
/ (ˈaʊtˌbɪldɪŋ) /

noun

a building subordinate to but separate from a main building; outhouse
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