ranch house

  1. the house of the owner of a ranch, usually of one story and with a low-pitched roof.

  2. Also called rambler. any one-story house of the same general form, especially one built in the suburbs.

Origin of ranch house

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65

Words Nearby ranch house

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How to use ranch house in a sentence

  • The grounds surrounding the ranch house and barn were in a state of disarray, with broken equipment strewn about.

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  • You have no idea how cosey and pretty your ranch-house looks, and I have sent out my uncle's law—and farm—library.

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  • Oh, Gale, but Im glad to see you, the girl from the ranch house declared hugging the foremost one of the visitors.

  • At the same time, the screen door of the ranch house banged shut and a flying figure descended on the new arrivals.

  • Tom was her elder brother and as the girls walked toward the ranch house he crossed the yard from the corral.