field house

noun

Definition of field house 

1 : a building at an athletic field for housing equipment or providing dressing facilities

2 : a building enclosing a large area suitable for various forms of athletics and usually providing seats for spectators

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In addition to the garage, there’s a main house, field house and tents for glamping. Karen Bruno, WSJ, "When Your Garage Becomes the Family Playroom," 3 Oct. 2018 Parker was shot dead Thursday by a 13-year-old boy following a youth basketball tournament at Garfield Park field house on Chicago’s West Side. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, "Amid new shootings, Chicago girds for yet another weekend of crime and violence," 18 Aug. 2018 Milwaukee Lutheran played this and each of its varsity home games this year in its old gym instead of the newer and larger field house floor. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brown Deer shores up piece of sixth conference title in high-scoring win over Milwaukee Lutheran," 16 Feb. 2018 Nearby athletic fields were also cleared of students, who were taken into a field house during the shelter in place order. Danny Mcdonald, BostonGlobe.com, "Shelter in place lifted at three Reading schools," 11 May 2018 His father Gary built a legendary résumé at St. John’s Northwestern – the school’s field house is named after him – and won three private school state titles there in the 1970s. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Former Young Coggs boys basketball coach Tim Richert takes over at Living Word Lutheran," 25 June 2018 Another city also responded: The mayor of Jeffersonville, Indiana — Schnatter’s hometown — ordered his name removed from its local field house on Wednesday. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Papa John’s founder resigns as chairman after using a racial slur on a call," 12 July 2018 In 2017, Fort Worth voters passed a $750 million bond for FWISD; a portion of the money is dedicated towards improvements and upgrades in school athletics, specifically field houses. Mac Engel, star-telegram, "The curious dismissal of Fort Worth ISD's athletic director," 4 July 2018 Only 40 percent of survey respondents supported a field house and 49 percent the pool. Darryl Enriquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Possible $33.8 M Greendale referendum for better gyms, safety in grade schools moves forward," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of field house

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of field house was in 1892

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field house

noun

English Language Learners Definition of field house

: a large building that is used for athletic events and that usually has seats for spectators

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