[ sem-ee-di-tacht, sem-ahy- ]

  1. partly detached.

  2. of or relating to a house joined by a party wall to another house or row of houses.

Origin of semidetached

First recorded in 1855–60; semi- + detached

Other words from semidetached

  • sem·i·de·tach·ment, noun

Words Nearby semidetached Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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) /

    • (of a building) joined to another on one side by a common wall

    • (as noun): they live in a suburban semidetached

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