customhouse

noun
cus·​tom·​house | \ ˈkə-stəm-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce customhouse (audio) \
variants: or less commonly customshouse \ ˈkə-​stəmz-​ˌhau̇s How to pronounce customshouse (audio) \

Definition of customhouse

: a building where customs and duties are paid or collected and where vessels are entered and cleared

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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, "The Raging Controversy at the Border Began With This Incident 100 Years Ago," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of customhouse

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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