dumbbell tenement

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Definition of dumbbell tenement 

: a tenement building formerly common in New York City and having a long narrow plan characterized by two narrow air wells at each side

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History and Etymology for dumbbell tenement

so called from its resemblance in shape to a dumbbell

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