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

Definition of fourplex

: a building that contains four separate apartments

Examples of fourplex in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web David said homeowners would be more likely to build a triplex or fourplex if the city doesn’t try to control what sort of units are built and who gets to live in them. J.k. Dineen, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Nov. 2021 But much of the turmoil is playing out on a smaller scale at rentals like Hill’s two-bedroom apartment in Nguyen’s Mission fourplex. Lauren Hepler, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Sep. 2021 If my next-door neighbor can convert her single-family home into a fourplex, that amounts to a lot. Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2021 According to the request made by developers Bob Tillmann and Mike Kaerek, the residential subdivision would include 232 single-family homes, 54 duplex units and 64 fourplex units. Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Aug. 2021 Early this year, the real f-word in San Francisco was fourplex. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 July 2021 Hundreds of people now assembled for Blake, a lanky twenty-nine-year-old who had been staying at the fourplex with his fiancée, Laquisha Booker. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, 28 June 2021 On the afternoon of Sunday, August 23rd, three police officers tried to arrest a man outside a fourplex in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, 28 June 2021 The fires were at the Bull's Horn Bar in the 4500 block of S. 34th Avenue, followed by one at a fourplex in the 1700 block of N. Emerson Avenue and a third at a commercial garage in the 4500 block of S. Snelling Avenue. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, 17 June 2021

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First Known Use of fourplex

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Fourplex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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