- a small storehouse built over a spring or part of a brook, for keeping such foods as meat and dairy products cool and fresh.
Origin of springhouse
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Examples from the Web for springhouse
A springhouse (L) stands at the entrance to the ear-shaped site.North Dakota
She had despatched Katy and Jane to the springhouse after milk and butter.Chicken Little Jane on the Big John
Lily Munsell Ritchie
Johnnie an' me was gettin' you out of the springhouse and away in the machine.The Power and the Glory
Grace MacGowan Cooke
Then he went to the springhouse by the well, and filled the little bottle with milk from the big can.Half-Past Seven Stories
Robert Gordon Anderson
Lovely flocks of rose-breasted grosbeaks were here yesterday in the high elms above the springhouse.
- a storehouse built over a spring for keeping dairy products and meat cool and fresh
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