American basement

noun

: a basement story above the ground level containing the principal entrance to the building

Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of American basement was in 1894

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“American basement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20basement. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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