[ sem-ee-di-tacht, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm i dɪˈtætʃt, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
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partly detached.
of or relating to a house joined by a party wall to another house or row of houses.
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Origin of semidetached

First recorded in 1855–60; semi- + detached

OTHER WORDS FROM semidetached

sem·i·de·tach·ment, noun
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How to use semidetached in a sentence

  • A greatly overgrown hoof may be quickly shortened with sharp nippers and the sole freed of semidetached flakes of horn.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
  • The jolt jerks up its passengers in the semidetached steerage.

    The New North|Agnes Deans Cameron
  • The city is a coalition of semidetached groups, each of which has a unity of its own.

    Society|Henry Kalloch Rowe

British Dictionary definitions for semidetached

/ (ˌsɛmɪdɪˈtætʃt) /

  1. (of a building) joined to another on one side by a common wall
  2. (as noun)they live in a suburban semidetached
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