or less commonly customshouse\ˈkə-stəmz-ˌhau̇s \
Definition of customhouse
: a building where customs and duties are paid or collected and where vessels are entered and cleared
Examples of customhouse in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebIn 1849, three hundred and twenty-five Chinese passed through San Francisco’s customhouse.
Michael Luo, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2021 In true Latrobian style, the new customhouse was made of red brick and was adorned with white columns and green shutters.
Mike Scott, NOLA.com, 17 Nov. 2020 In 1809, work was completed on his plans for a U.S. customhouse in the city.
Mike Scott, NOLA.com, 17 Nov. 2020 Liu and the other individual defendants face up to 465 years in prison if convicted on all 24 counts of conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering, and passing false and fraudulent papers through a customhouse.
David J. Lynch, Washington Post, 31 July 2019 Photographs seem to show one beside the customhouse near Tijuana and another along the border between Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, Mexico.
Rachel St. John, Smithsonian, 26 June 2018
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