springhouse

[ spring-hous ]
/ ˈsprɪŋˌhaʊs /
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noun, plural spring·hous·es [spring-hou-ziz] /ˈsprɪŋˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a small storehouse built over a spring or part of a brook, for keeping such foods as meat and dairy products cool and fresh.

Nearby words

  1. springform pan,
  2. springhaas,
  3. springhalt,
  4. springhare,
  5. springhead,
  6. springing,
  7. springing line,
  8. springingly,
  9. springless,
  10. springlet

Origin of springhouse

An Americanism dating back to 1745–55; spring + house

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British Dictionary definitions for springhouse

springhouse

/ (ˈsprɪŋˌhaʊs) /

noun

a storehouse built over a spring for keeping dairy products and meat cool and fresh
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