field house


: a building at an athletic field for housing equipment or providing dressing facilities
: a building enclosing a large area suitable for various forms of athletics and usually providing seats for spectators

Examples of field house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, over the past decade, the university renovated its basketball arena and built a field house, an aquatics center and a soccer stadium. Joe Drape, New York Times, 30 Mar. 2024 Then in October, 2023, the city, again without community input, announced tentative plans to move two hundred migrants into the Amundsen Park field house, in the West Side neighborhood of Austin—which is predominantly Black. Geraldo Cadava, The New Yorker, 3 Apr. 2024 Pete’s tent sat near Athletic Field Park, a park district facility with a playground and basketball courts and a field house and a sort of legendary (at least in Chicago neighborhood circles) ceramics class. Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune, 26 Jan. 2024 Games are often held in a field house hosting a half-dozen games at once. Stephen Borelli, USA TODAY, 13 Jan. 2024 There’s also a four-car garage in the field house that’s in addition to the four-car garage at the main house. Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, Kansas City Star, 31 Jan. 2024 There’s also the flat easy Rim Trail that stays topside meandering through old farmland and past ancient field houses, with nice views into the gorge. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 4 Jan. 2024 Her ward covers the majority of Gage Park including where the field house is. Shanzeh Ahmad, Chicago Tribune, 20 June 2023 Three weeks before nearly 500 students from the Everett High School class of 2018 would toss their caps in the air at Veterans Memorial Stadium, contractors excavated the street behind the stadium and left crumbling asbestos pipes in an open dumpster about 50 yards from the field house entrance. Globe Staff,, 28 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of field house was in 1892

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“Field house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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