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ranch house

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noun
  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.
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Origin of ranch house

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Historical Examples

  • For was not Jessie waiting for him beyond, in that ranch-house?

    The Twins of Suffering Creek

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • They found the ranch-house as Marion and Dicksie had left it, deserted.

    Whispering Smith

    Frank H. Spearman

  • The ranch-house was deserted, and the men were all at the river.

    Whispering Smith

    Frank H. Spearman

  • The ranch-house was dark when they drove into the yard, for which she was thankful.

    'Me-Smith'

    Caroline Lockhart

  • Perhaps she might have been more comfortable if he or Bud had remained at the ranch-house.

    Shoe-Bar Stratton

    Joseph Bushnell Ames