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row house

  1. one of a row of houses having uniform, or nearly uniform, plans and fenestration and usually having a uniform architectural treatment, as in certain housing developments.
  2. a house having at least one side wall in common with a neighboring dwelling.
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Origin of row house

First recorded in 1935–40
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row house

  1. US and Canadian a house that is part of a terraceAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): terraced house
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Word Origin and History for row-house


1913, American English, from row (n.1), which is attested from mid-15c. in sense of "a number of houses in a line," + house (n.).

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