house-raising

noun
house-rais·​ing | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌrā-ziŋ How to pronounce house-raising (audio) \

Definition of house-raising

: the joint erection of a house or its framework by a gathering of neighbors

First Known Use of house-raising

1704, in the meaning defined above

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“House-raising.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/house-raising. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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