row house



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.
a house having at least one side wall in common with a neighboring dwelling.

Origin of row house

First recorded in 1935–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for row-house

Contemporary Examples of row-house

  • But my second thought was about the row-house neighborhood I grew up in, in Philadelphia.

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    Those Left Behind

    Naomi Paiss

    May 29, 2012

British Dictionary definitions for row-house

row house


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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