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 Carl and Mitsy Dunlap invested their savings into purchasing a fourplex in Southeast Portland in 2008. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Oregon landlords feeling the strain of eviction moratorium: ‘We’re just trying to keep our heads above water’," 12 Nov. 2020 One of Lifeboat’s safe houses — a fourplex at an undisclosed Central Florida location — is currently undergoing a makeover orchestrated by fellow nonprofit HomeAid Orlando. Kate Santich,, "Human trafficking a bigger danger as more students online, advocates warn," 22 Aug. 2020 Jennet served as Petersen's liaison for the Marshallese women and lived with them in a Mesa fourplex. Robert Anglen, azcentral, "Former County Assessor Paul Petersen pleads guilty to welfare fraud in international adoption scheme," 18 June 2020 HomeAid Houston is leading the search for a builder captain to construct the 3,225-square-foot, one-bedroom fourplex. Houston Chronicle, "Fort Bend Women’s Center to gain new housing with HomeAid Houston partnership," 4 Apr. 2020 In addition to the single-family homes, there will be seven fourplexes and five buildings with between 20 and 30 units. J.k. Dineen,, "Old CMPC maternity hospital to be reborn as upscale housing," 27 Feb. 2020 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

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First Known Use of fourplex

1952, in the meaning defined above

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17 Nov 2020

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“Fourplex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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