four·​plex | \ ˈfȯr-ˌpleks How to pronounce fourplex (audio) \

Definition of fourplex

: a building that contains four separate apartments

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Recent Examples on the Web The residents of a fourplex, for example, should not be required to each pay for a bin if one will do. Joe Soucheray, Twin Cities, "Soucheray: St. Paul residents are being misled about trash-collection vote," 5 Oct. 2019 Jennet served as Petersen's liaison for the Marshallese women and lived with them in the Mesa fourplex. Robert Anglen, azcentral, "Babies and mothers were treated like transactions in Paul Petersen's adoption scheme," 7 Nov. 2019 Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said the Southwest 17th Street blaze was reported shortly after 2:30 a.m. The fourplex was eventually destroyed, and 11 people were displaced. oregonlive, "Beaverton fourplex destroyed in 2-alarm fire," 29 Aug. 2019 And local governments must allow fourplexes in single-family neighborhoods in the state’s urban areas. Los Angeles Times, "California housing crisis podcast: Why Oregon passed big housing bills that eluded California," 5 Aug. 2019 Multifamily Duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes offer another option. Shannon Cobb Evans, Houston Chronicle, "Realtor View: Which property is the best fit for your needs?," 30 June 2019 Residents of fourplexes, for example, worked out their own agreement with a hauler to share one bin and one hauler. Joe Soucheray, Twin Cities, "Soucheray: Trash-collection ruling is a lesson for St. Paul, but city isn’t listening," 8 June 2019 The legislation would have automatically rezoned areas around transit stops to allow for mid-rise apartment buildings and cleared the way for fourplexes in currently single-family home neighborhoods. San Diego Union-Tribune, "How the fight against climate change is exacerbating San Diego’s affordable housing crisis," 24 June 2019 By the time Suggs presented the plan to ACHD, the fourplexes were gone, replaced by townhouses, and the number of units had shrunk to 28. Maria L. La Ganga, idahostatesman, "Developer's plan for a small subdivision sparks fight over growth in Boise's City Hall," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of fourplex

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Fourplex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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