home·​built ˈhōm-ˈbilt How to pronounce homebuilt (audio)

Examples of homebuilt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The crash is the second to involve a small, homebuilt plane in recent weeks in the Bay Area. Rick Hurd, The Mercury News, 31 Jan. 2024 In a post to social media, the National Transportation Safety Board identified the plane as a Cozy MK IV, which is a homebuilt single-engine plane with a rear-propeller design, seating up to four people. Rick Hurd, The Mercury News, 15 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1676, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of homebuilt was in 1676

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“Homebuilt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homebuilt. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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