- a small house, especially one for children to play in, built or placed up in the branches of a tree.
Origin of tree house
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for tree house
We got up in our tree-house and shot at them with bows and arrows, and they couldn't reach us.W. A. G.'s Tale
Oh, Gladys, I wish you could see my tree-house at Grandma's!Marjorie's Busy Days
It was all about a gorgeous bird she had at home in her tree-house.The Little House in the Fairy Wood
Ethel Cook Eliot
Mrs. Monkey went into the tree-house and came out with four other cocoanuts.
There was none of his brothers or sisters up in the tree-house.