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penthouse

noun pent·house \ˈpent-ˌhas\

: an apartment on the top floor or roof of a building

Full Definition of PENTHOUSE

1
a :  a shed or roof attached to and sloping from a wall or building
b :  a smaller structure joined to a building :  annex
2
:  a structure or dwelling on the roof or top floor of a building

Examples of PENTHOUSE

  1. <had a small penthouse built to serve as a toolshed>

Origin of PENTHOUSE

alteration of Middle English pentis, from Anglo-French apentiz, from apent, past participle of apendre, appendre to attach, hang against — more at append
First Known Use: 14th century

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PENTHOUSE Defined for Kids

penthouse

noun pent·house \ˈpent-ˌhas\

Definition of PENTHOUSE for Kids

:  an apartment on the top floor or roof of a building

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