club·​house | \ˈkləb-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of clubhouse 

1 : a house occupied by a club or used for club activities

2 : locker rooms used by an athletic team

3 : a building at a golf course typically housing a locker room, pro shop, and restaurant

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Synonyms for clubhouse


club, lodge

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Examples of clubhouse in a Sentence

we plan to meet at the clubhouse each week

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The 75-year-old organization has previously hosted politicians and newsmakers, including pro-Beijing speakers, at its iconic clubhouse in central Hong Kong. Fox News, "Journalists in Hong Kong defy gov't request to cancel speech," 6 Aug. 2018 Riding club board members were on hand to welcome visitors too and were very proud to share their historic clubhouse, barns and show rings. Jane Napier Neely,, "The Valley Line: She has unbridled enthusiasm for June LCF Chamber of Commerce mixer," 25 June 2018 But after being accused of steroid use in 2005, Palmeiro’s career came to an abrupt end, as the Orioles told him not to return to their clubhouse. Shaun Goodwin, kansascity, "Former MLB All-Star Rafael Palmeiro returns to baseball with Cleburne Railroaders," 23 June 2018 But here the Marlins were, in their clubhouse following a 7-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, trying to take a glass-half-full mentality. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "The positives the Marlins took from their homestand against the Braves and Dodgers | Miami Herald," 18 May 2018 It’s no coincidence that Sessions was the anomaly in Trump’s Cabinet, the seasoned vet in a clubhouse full of rookies. Dara Lind, Vox, "Jeff Sessions gave Trump the immigration crackdown he wanted," 7 Nov. 2018 The extension is sure to be met with approval in a young clubhouse. Charles Odum, The Seattle Times, "Snitker gets 2-year extension; managed Braves to playoffs," 15 Oct. 2018 The property will feature a 4,000-square-foot clubhouse with reception, meeting space, fire pits, and a marketplace for food options. Megan Barber, Curbed, "New ‘Airstream hotel’ coming to Yosemite National Park," 17 Sep. 2018 Cardinals players describe a looser, more relaxed clubhouse than before. Jared Diamond, WSJ, "The Baseball Manager Who Breaks the Mold," 28 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of clubhouse

1746, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of clubhouse

: a building used by a club for its activities

: a building that has lockers and showers and that is used by a sports team

: a building at a golf course that usually has a locker room, a store that sells golf equipment, and a restaurant


club·​house | \ˈkləb-ˌhau̇s \

Kids Definition of clubhouse

1 : a building used by a club

2 : locker rooms used by an athletic team

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