field house


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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Nearby athletic fields were also cleared of students, who were taken into a field house during the shelter in place order. Danny Mcdonald,, "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 The field house has restrooms, a concession area, storage and trainers rooms on the main level. Sue Kiesewetter,, "Voice of America park's 22 athletic fields now have a field house," 20 June 2018 After the Valparaiso Fire Department responded to the call and evaluated the situation, students were escorted inside the field house until the building was inspected, a release said. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "Valparaiso High School evacuated after 2 bathroom fires," 7 Mar. 2018 By the end of the first year, sixteen hundred families lived in row houses and walkups spread across nearly fifty acres, with a field house, a large park, and a community center. Jennifer Gonnerman, The New Yorker, "How One Woman’s Fight to Save Her Family Helped Lead to a Mass Exoneration," 19 May 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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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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